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Director's Discretionary Time Summary : Semester 2016A GS

The data shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Director's Discretionary Time" (DDT) on GS. DDT proposals are typically for time-critical observations which cannot wait for the normal proposal cycle (e.g. unexpected astronomical events) or for testing the feasibility of a technique or of a program. See the DDT web page for more information. DDT proposals may be submitted at any time by any astronomer world-wide.

In other respects - contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution - DDT programs are similar to other Gemini queue programs.

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Execution Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.

The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Director's Discretionary Time Queue Band 1
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
GS-2016A-DD-1 Cucchiara GRB Follow-Up Observations to study re-ionization and GW counterparts. Flamingos2 / GMOS / GMOS-S 3.00
Execution Status: RToO Dates Taken:
20160411 20160413
Completion Status:
GS-2016A-DD-2 Kool Near-infrared reference imaging for GeMS/GSAOI data Flamingos2 1.50
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20160310 20160311
Completion Status:
GS-2016A-DD-3 McKay Quantifying the Compositional Heterogeneity of Comet 252P/LINEAR GMOS / GMOS-S 1.90
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
GS-2016A-DD-4 Banerjee Carbon Monoxide in SN2016adj Flamingos2 2.40
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20160615 20160616 20160721 20160722 20160803 20160804 20160807
Completion Status:
GS-2016A-DD-5 Kupfer A helium star in a 44 min ultra-compact binary system - a progenitor for a double detonation SN Ia? GMOS-S 1.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20160504 20160721
Completion Status:
GS-2016A-DD-6 Rector Gemini Legacy Imaging with Flamingos2 Flamingos2 2.00
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20160802 20160809 20160812 20160926 20170101 20170108 20170109 20170110 20170111
Completion Status:


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