XMM-Newton Eighteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-18)
Anticipated Timeline


The Eighteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-18) is not yet open

The planned key milestones for the eighteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement of Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-18 a new call to submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory will be issued.

To be prepared for this, please find below the anticipated timeline:

The planned key milestones for AO-18 are:
  Announcement of Opportunity 21 August 2018
  Due date for Proposals 5 October 2018 (12:00 UT)
  Final OTAC approved programme mid December 2018
For approved proposals only:
  Start of Phase II proposal submission 8 January 2019
  Closure of Phase II proposal submission 1 February 2019
  Start of AO-18 observations May 2019

The official "Announcement of Opportunity" will be made public in the XMM-Newton News and on the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre Home Page.