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2008B 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 2008 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")
No later than 15 May
E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs
21-26 May
Draft queue and classical schedule E-mail iterations with ITAC members of preliminary allocations
28-29 May
ITAC International Time Allocation Committee meets to resolve issues and recommend programs
9 June
Final queue/schedule, and ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
13 June
Queue and classical schedule on web Phase II programs ("skeletons") available in Observing Database; 2008B OT released
14 July
Phase II deadline Final PI deadline for submission of completed Phase II Science Programs to National Offices (earlier submission is encouraged)
28 July
Phase II review complete Goal for electronic transfer of checked Phase II programs from National Offices to Gemini
1 August 2008 Start of semester 2008B 2008B programs may be observed earlier to fill queue nights
15 August 2008 Queue fully loaded Goal for activation of all Phase II programs

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