Time Allocation Committee
|name, first name
|Amado, Pedro J.
|Suarez, Juan Carlos
November 2017, evaluation of the proposals for Spring 2018 Semester, from January 1 to June 30
The Time Allocation
Committee (TAC) evaluates the proposals for Open observing time at Calar
Alto and for each proposal determines a rating and recommends a number
of nights to be allocated.
The ratings, recommended number of nights to be allocated and the available
number of nights for the semester define a cut-off rating for each telescope.
Proposals with rating better than this cut-off are scheduled by the
observatory director in a preliminary schedule. Due to scheduling constraints
such as phase of the moon, instrument availability etc. the cut-off
cannot be a hard margin. Therefore the actually allocated number of
nights, the phase of the moon, or the time location within the semester
may have to deviate from the application as well as from the recommendation
of the TAC. In the extreme some proposals rated better than the cut-off
may not be schedulable at all or a proposal with a rating near but below
the cut-off may fill a slot and be scheduled.
It is evident that no changes can be made to the schedule after the
observing times have been communicated to the observers.
Statutes of the TAC
Last updated: September 2017