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Semester 2006B Important Dates

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Semester 2006B Important Dates

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

caution Individual partner countries may have slightly different dates for the nationally-managed elements of the process such as the Phase I proposal deadline and NTAC meeting. Follow the links to the partner-specific pages for more information.

Date Event Comments
31 March - 3 April 2006 Proposal deadline For receipt of proposals by National Time Allocation Committees (NTACs) or National Gemini Offices (NGOs) - see caution above
various NTAC meetings Separate scientific and technical assessment in each Gemini partner
No later than 16 May E-transmission Electronic transmission of proposals to Gemini from NTACs/NGOs
29 May Draft queue and classical schedule Drafts generated by operations staff and distributed to ITAC members
2 June ITAC International Time Allocation Committee (ITAC) meets to resolve issues
9 June Final schedule/queue plus ITAC & Gemini feedback to NGOs After approval by Gemini Director
13 June Issue queue and classical schedule on web Phase II programs available in Observing Database
12 July and 11 August Phase II deadlines Deadlines for return of completed Phase II Science Programs by PIs to National Offices
(note that GMOS MOS programs will have other deadlines, to be defined by the detailed semester schedule)
24 July and 21 August E-transmission Deadline for electronic transfer of checked Phase II programs from National Offices to Gemini
1 August 2006 Start of semester 2006B

Last update February 9, 2006; Phil Puxley

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