JCMT Large Programs

JCMT-Large-Programs

Please note open enrollment to any of the new or extended programs has opened. To sign up visit:

www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3584497/JCMT-OpenEnrollment2017

Please note only astronomers from EAO regions and partners will be permitted to join. This open enrollment period will end at 8am HST on August 1st 2017.


On July 1st 2015 the JCMT Large Program Call was announced encouraging astronomers from EAO partner regions to apply for significant (>200 hours) amounts of time to take advantage of the JCMT’s scientific capabilities in order to address important scientific questions.

In November 2015 the board awarded time to the top seven ranked programs covering a range of topics related to Star Formation, Nearby Galaxies and Cosmological studies:

In February 2017 a second call for Large Programs was announced. This time nine programs were awarded JCMT time.

For specific details of each program including the number of hours awarded per weather band and instrument requested please click here.

Large Program Policies:

Membership requirement

Any astronomer wishing to be involved with a Large Program must be a member of an EAO region or partner. Astronomers outside of the EAO regions or partner institutions cannot be members of the project team and will not be allowed direct access to the project data.

Members of a Large Program must seek the approval from the coordinator/PI of a specific Large Program for data usage and publication. Members found to exploit data without the consent of the coordinator/PI will have data access privileges revoked by the observatory.

Each Large Program must demonstrate a diverse membership of astronomer from all EAO regions and partners.

Open Enrollment

Interested astronomers who are associated with an EAO region (CN, JP, KR, TW) or partner (CA, UK) are welcomed and encouraged to join any of the new or extended large programs! To join a program please visit: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3584497/JCMT-OpenEnrollment2017

Please note only astronomers from EAO regions and partners will be permitted to join. This open enrollment period will end at 8am HST on August 1st 2017.

Proprietary period

Individual observations will be become public one (1) year after the end of the semester in which it was taken.

Large Program Review

A mid-term review was held in March 2017 (for the original Large Programs) and will again be held in November 2018 (for the new Large Programs). The aim of the Mid Term reviews are to assess the completion, and scientific productivity of these Large Programs.

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