Gemini North and South are accepting proposals for the Fast Turnaround (FT) program for the August cycle. Apply by 12:00 noon Hawai‘i Standard Time on 31 August 2022 for queue observations from 1 October to 31 December 2022!
Please check the 22B telescope semester schedules for Gemini North and South and the detailed instrument availability for this period. Also note that Gemini North will be in a maintenance shutdown from 10 October through the remainder of that month. Please see the Call for Proposals for more details of the capabilities offered this round.
The FT program has been used to conduct pilot studies, complete observations for existing data sets, follow up newly discovered objects, and much more. Proposers will have two weeks to peer review up to eight other proposals and results will be announced around 21 September. Data for successful programs can be obtained as early as a week or two after that. The FT program uses a dual anonymous review process (DARP). Proposals must use the FT DARP proposal templates and be anonymized as described in the Call for Proposals.