Flash Call for Far-Northern SOFIA/HAWC+ Observations


Through this "Flash Call", the SOFIA program invites Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) proposals for observations with the HAWC+ instrument in the celestial region: 23 hr < RA < 10 hr for Dec>50 degrees, or any RA for Dec>75 degrees, to be observed in January - February 2022. A total of up to ~5h of observing time is available. These observations will balance the flight plans for already-accepted guest observer programs.Scientific observations with the FPI+ guide camera are also possible.

Proposals should be submitted through the USPOT tool, using the proposal process for Director's Discretionary Time observations. The Observers Handbook details properties of HAWC+.

Proposals are due on Nov 15, 2021, 11:59 pm PST. The proposals will be evaluated though an abbreviated, dual anonymous, review process. Proposers are therefore reminded to anonymize their texts accordingly.

Questions about the call or proposals can be addressed to the SOFIA Help desk: sofia_help@sofia.usra.edu.