The Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (LMT) invites members of the Mexican astronomy community and members of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts and the Five College Astronomy Department to participate in the third call for Early Science observing proposals.
Observing Period 2014-ES3: 15th October 2014 – 31st May 2015
Application Submission Deadline: 31st August 2014
The 50-m Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (LMT) invites members of the Mexican astronomy community and members of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts and the Five College Astronomy Department to participate in the third call for Early Science observing proposals. The LMT will continue scientific observations in late 2014 and early 2015. The LMT will operate as a 32-m diameter telescope with an active primary surface to maintain the telescope aperture efficiency or gain over a wide elevation range. The Early Science programme will have a duration of approximately 8 months from October 15th 2014 to May 31st 2015. It is expected that the successful observations will result in refereed journal publications that demonstrate the scientific value of the LMT with an emphasis on scientific topics for which the LMT provides a unique capability.
This third call for Early Science projects is made with the understanding that all successful proposals and scheduled observations are considered as “shared-risk”. During this period of scientific observations the LMT user-community should be aware that the feasibility of the proposed observations may change due to differences in the instrument sensitivities and the efficiency of the telescope performance compared to those that are advertised in this call. Early Science observations may be rescheduled or cancelled according to the need for additional commissioning and engineering activities.
Scientific collaboration is encouraged between the research communities of the LMT partners. Further details regarding the available scientific instruments, schedule, submission and selection process are included in the Early Science Announcement of Opportunity. The updated instrument sensitivities, observation modes and the procedures to submit proposals are available on the Early Science Phase page.