UK access to the Swedish Solar Telescope during the 2019 Observing Season

January 28, 2019, from Mihalis Mathioudakis

We are pleased to announce the availability of observing time on the Swedish Solar Telescope (SST) for proposals with a UK-based PI, during the 2019 observing season. The availability of this time has been made possible through funding from STFC.

Observations will be undertaken on behalf of PIs in service mode/queue scheduling by two observers with considerable experience in SST operations and instrumentation.

Interested scientists are requested to submit a *** maximum *** 2-page description of their observing request, in pdf format only. The description should include:

1. An abstract
2. A case for support
3. A description of the observing plan, including instrumentation required
4. The seeing conditions required to achieve the science goals
5. Any other observing constraints.
6. Information on SST applications for time in 2019 via SOLARNET – see note below.

Note: In 2019, the UK community also has access to the SST via the SOLARNET agreement. If you have submitted a SOLARNET application for time in 2019, note this in your observing request along with a brief description of how your SOLARNET programme relates to your request for SST time via the UK access route.

The 2-page observing request should be submitted to:

The deadline for submitting requests is 1 MARCH 2019.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

More information of SST and its instrumentation may be found at the website:

We plan to inform PIs of decisions regarding their requests by the end of April 2019.