News 20160823 - XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton-NEWS #186, 23-Aug-2016XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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- XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-16)
- Letter of Invitation by the ESA Director of Science
- Key milestones for this announcement
- Time line for Phase II proposal submission
Letter of Invitation by the ESA Director of ScienceDear Colleague,
I am pleased to invite you to respond to the sixteenth "Announcement of Opportunity" to submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory.
This Announcement solicits proposals to be carried out between May 2017 and April 2018. Proposers from institutes located worldwide are welcome to participate. All proposals will be subject to peer review by the XMM-Newton Observing Time Allocation Committee.
The detailed schedule of milestones of the announcement, the required software tools and the documentation are available from:
I would appreciate if you would distribute this invitation to interested colleagues.
I wish you every success in using the XMM-Newton observatory.
Prof. Alvaro Gimenez
Director of Science
Key milestones for this announcement
|Announcement of Opportunity:||23 August 2016|
|Due date for Proposals||7 October 2016 (12:00 UT)|
|Final OTAC approved program||late December 2016|
Time line for Phase II proposal submissionAfter the cycle of proposal submission and selection, the observation details for successful proposals must be entered into the observatory system. This is done during "Phase II" proposal submission. Please find below for your information the anticipated time line for that eventual Phase II:
|Start of Phase II proposal submission||10 January 2017|
|Closure of Phase II proposal submission||3 February 2017|