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CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 CNTAC -- Background CNTAC=Chilean Telescope Allocation Committee Role: Administer 10% Chilean time on 20 telescopes.

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1 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 CNTAC -- Background CNTAC=Chilean Telescope Allocation Committee Role: Administer 10% Chilean time on 20 telescopes located at Las Campanas, Tololo, La Silla, Chajnantor members from Chilean Institutions and the International Observatories Every semester the CNTAC announces a Call for Proposals, receives the applications, evaluates the proposals, makes the telescope time allocations, and communicates the outcome to the applicants (including scientific comments).

2 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 VLT 8.2m x 4Paranal Gemini 8.1mPachón Magellan 6.5m x 2Campanas SOAR 4.1mPachón CTIO 4.0mTololo ESO 3.6mLa Silla NTT 3.5La Silla Du Pont 2.5mCampanas ESO 2.2mLa Silla Danish 1.54mLa Silla CTIO 1.5mTololo CTIO 1.3mTololo Warsaw 1.3mCampanas EULER 1.2mLa Silla CTIO 1.0mTololo Swope 1.0mCampanas CTIO 0.9mCampanas REM 0.6mLa Silla PROMPT 0.4m x 4Tololo TAROT 0.25mLa Silla APEX 12mChajnantor ASTE 10mPampa La Bola ACT 6mCerro Toco NANTEN2 4mPampa La Bola QUIET 1.4mChajnantor The Chilean Observatory Optical/IR 25 telescopes 395 m 2 Radio 5 antennas 234 m 2

3 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 Number of Submitted Proposals

4 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 Number of Nights Requested

5 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 Oversubscription Factors

6 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 Number of Nights Allocated

7 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009

8 CNTAC SOCHIAS, Santiago 15 Enero 2009 CNTAC -- Eligibility Eligible principal investigators (PIs) are the following individuals: Chilean astronomers, defined as a scientist with a M.S. or Ph.D. degree working in a Chilean institution where active scientific research is performed. Chilean graduate students, defined as a student enrolled in a local graduate program. The student must attach to the proposal a letter from his/her supervisor. Visiting astronomers (VA) with a minimum residence of one year in a Chilean institution. The proposal must be sponsored with a letter issued by the head of his/her institution, specifying the type of visitor. The requirement of minimum residence may be exceptionally relaxed to nine months under special circumstances. For more details see


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