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2023A Virtual Proposal Planning Workshop

The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Proposal Planning Workshop will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to propose for telescope time on the worlds largest steerable telescope. This workshop is intended for new observers to learn how to propose to use this instrument as well as returning observers interested in learning about the most up-to-date capabilities of the GBT. We will be hosting a virtual workshop on Tuesday, July 12th (2-5 pm ET) via zoom and an office hour on Friday, July 15th (9-10 am ET) primarily for those who cannot make the July 12th workshop to ask questions.

The 2023A proposal deadline will be August 1st, 2022 at 17:00 ET (22:00 UTC).

For general information about proposing to use the GBT please visit https://greenbankobservatory.org/science/gbt-observers/proposals/

All times listed below are in Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday July 12th schedule:

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm: Welcome

2:05 pm – 3:00 pm: Overview of GBT Capabilities, Observing Strategies, and Current Proposal Call – pdf

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm: Upcoming GBT Capabilities – Ultra-Wide Band Receiver – pdf

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm: Sensitivity Calculator – pdf

3:40 pm – 4:10 pm: Mapping Calculator – pdf

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm: Proposal Submission Tool and Proposal Writing Tips – pdf

Those wishing to attend the July 12th Workshop should use this link to register for the event:

We will make the slides for the presentations available the day before the workshop. For those who cannot make the July 12th virtual workshop, video recordings of the workshop talks will be made available above. We will then offer a separate office hour on July 15th where you can come with any questions you might have. Registrants of the office hour will be sent an email when the videos are posted. While this office hour is primarily for those who cannot make the July 12th workshop, others who have questions are welcome to join too.

Wednesday July 15th Office Hour:

9:00 am – 10:00 am: An office hour during which GBO staff will be at your disposal for questions related to the 2023B proposal call and the proposal submission process.

Those wishing to attend the July 15th Office Hour should use this link to register for the event:

Any questions regarding the proposal workshop should be directed to Emily Moravec (ude.o1669640111arn@c1669640111evaro1669640111me1669640111).

Previous Proposal Planning Workshops

  • 2022A – a recording of the July 22nd, 2021 Proposal Planning Workshop
  • 2022B – a recording of the January 20th, 2022 Proposal Planning Workshop
  • 2023A – a recording of the July 12th, 2022 Proposal Planning Workshop


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