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Chandra Director’s Office. Proposal Cycle 9 661 submitted proposals *5.5 oversubscribed (based on time) 48 LP, 10 VLP Fewer LPs cf Cycle 8 (72) 52 Archive, 42 Theory. Gratings Proposals. Total Time Request. Change from Cycle 8 Time request down: 9% LP request down 35%

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Chandra director s office
Chandra Director’s Office

Proposal Cycle 9

  • 661 submitted proposals

  • *5.5 oversubscribed (based on time)

  • 48 LP, 10 VLP

  • Fewer LPs cf Cycle 8 (72)

  • 52 Archive, 42 Theory

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Gratings proposals
Gratings Proposals

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Total time request
Total Time Request

  • Change from Cycle 8

    • Time request down: 9%

    • LP request down 35%

    • VLP request up 35%

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Oversubscription by category
Oversubscription by Category

  • LP over-subscription closer to other categories

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Joint chandra proposals to other observatories
Joint Chandra Proposals to other Observatories

Joint Proposals

  • XMM TAC: 3 approved, in ObsCat

  • HST TAC: 3 (of 12) approved, PIs contacted (1 Chandra joint withdrawn)

  • Spitzer: 8 submitted, TAC: 16-19 April

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Constrained time
Constrained Time

  • Constraints classified for first time

    • Aim to allowfor level of difficulty

    • Separate quotas for each, based on previous cycles

    • Definitions given in CfP

  • Questions

    • Clarification of table needed

    • Questions on complex proposals, some to MP directly

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Peer review
Peer Review

  • 18-22 June 2007, Hilton, Logan Airport

  • 12 topical panels, 1 Big Project Panel (BPP)

  • Program as last year: Tues, Wed: topical panels, Thurs, Frid: BPP (with initial organization session Wed evening)

  • Changes from last year:

    • Constrained targets: keep track of constraints in various categories

    • NASA requires formal list of conflicts and their resolution, our software keeps track but need to make the list official

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


Response to october 2006 cuc report
Response to October 2006 CUC Report

  • Optional Chips:

    • web page linked from RPS help and from relevant Proposal Threads.

    • Description in Section 6.19.1 of the POG ACIS chapter

  • Internal and External Cross-Calibration: Herman discussed work since launch

  • Chips rewrite: Jonathan summarized reasons and status

  • Sherpa User Interface: Jonathan described status and User Interface plans

  • Chandra Source Catalog: Jonathan discussed status and schedule

  • Education and Public Outreach: Kathy gave status report

  • Extremely Large Projects (ELPs): Harvey reported on review of white papers

ChandraUsers’ Committee, 25-26 Apr 2007 Chandra Director’s Office


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