EC-ORP Multi-Facility – Call for Proposals – Single-point access to multiple world-leading Optical/IR/Radio astronomy facilities

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce you the launch of the new ORP Multi-Facility call for proposals!
This call for proposals is aimed at observing programmes that require multiple astronomical observing facilities to deliver unique scientific programmes.

It is an opportunity to request observing time on multiple facilities through a single scientific proposal and evaluation process. Access is provided to more than eighteen individual facilities, including world-class optical, radio and infrared telescopes.

Deadline for submission: 9 April 2024 – at 14:00 UTC/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST
There are no constraints on the scientific areas that can be proposed.
Observation programmes must involve at least two ORP facilities.
Requests for non-simultaneous (non-time-critical) or time-critical/sensitive observations (e.g. contemporary or with the requested cadence) will be considered.

For more information about the call and how to submit a proposal, please visit : []

This call, including radio facilities, is run in coordination with the ORP-CTAC optical facility call for proposals which can be found here : [deadline 11-March-2024]

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you for your attention. Contact for any advice, technical or scientific

On behalf of the Opticon-RadioNet Pilot project.

Rob Beswick
Professor of Astrophysics, The University of Manchester
Joint-Director, UK’s SKA Science Regional Centre –
Head of Science Operations & Support, e-MERLIN/VLBI National Radio Astronomy Facility –