Gemini South is accepting proposals for the Fast Turnaround (FT) program. The upcoming deadline is 12:00 (noon) Hawai‘i Standard Time on 31 January. Successful proposals from this cycle will be active in the queue from 1 March to 31 May 2023. Gemini South will not have a telescope maintenance shutdown in April as originally planned. Please see the FT Call for Proposals for more information.
Make sure to check the semester schedule for Gemini South and the detailed instrument availability for this period. Note that GMOS-S is expected to be unavailable in May. If you have questions, please send them to the FT team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the 21st of the month. 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. Proposals that fail to do so will be subject to directorate review and may be removed from consideration.