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Semester 2009B Important Dates

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Key dates and events in the proposal process are shown below. The Phase I and Phase II deadlines are highlighted.

Date Event Comments
31 March 2009 Proposal deadline Proposals received by National Gemini Offices (NGOs) - see partner-specific pages
Set by partner NTAC meetings Separate scientific and technical assessments by each Gemini partner ("National TACs")
On or before 12 May 2009
E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs
19-20 May 2009
ITAC International Time Allocation Committee meets to resolve issues and recommend programs
5 June 2009
Final queue/schedule, and ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
10 June 2009
Announcement of successful programs via emails to PIs Announcements only, 09B OT delayed to June 12
12 June 2009
09B schedule on web, Phase IIs available 2009B OT released, "skeletons" available
13 July 2009
Phase II deadline Final PI deadline for submission of completed Phase II Science Programs to National Offices (earlier submission is encouraged)
27 July 2009
Phase II review complete Goal for electronic transfer of checked Phase II programs from National Offices to Gemini
01 August 2009 Start of semester 2009B 2009B programs may be observed earlier to fill queue nights
17 August 2009 Queue fully loaded Goal for activation of all Phase II programs

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