Call for Proposals 2021B

Mar 15, 2021

Deadline: 22 April 2021 at 23:59 UTC.

Submit a Proposal for 2021B

Semester dates: 1 August 2021 - 31 January 2022.

Available telescopes and instruments:

In the 2021B semester, we estimate that approximately 100, 1000, and 2000 hours will be available on the 2m, 1m, and 0.4m telescopes, respectively. For more information on LCO resources, check the links above or the links on the Observatory Information page.


This call is for astronomers at institutions with which LCO has formal agreements, but without guarantees of Network time. Eligible institutions include the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), and the University of Colorado. Astronomers who are part of the extended LCO science team are also welcome to submit proposals. Science team members include Time Allocation Committee members (for 2 years), Science Advisory Committee members (for 2 years), former LCO graduate students (for 3 years), and former LCO postdocs (for 5 years).

LCO's Science Collaboration partners that have guaranteed time conduct independent proposal solicitations and reviews.

Proposal Format:

The proposal body must conform to the following constraints:

  • The font size must be 11 points or larger. (Caption fonts may be smaller.)
  • Margins on all edges must be at least 1 inch.
  • Line spacing must be no denser than 6 lines per inch.
  • The file size must be under 10MB.
  • The recommended length is 6 pages.

Additional Information

The Guidelines for Writing Proposals page provides information on

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