Status Reports

SOFIA Basic Science Call for Proposals
04.22.10
 
Working in NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility laboratory in Palmdale, Calif., Cornell University research support specialist George Gull and USRA/SOFIA's FORCAST instrument scientist Jim DeBuizer secure FORCAST for its post-arrival inspection. Working in NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility laboratory in Palmdale, Calif., Cornell University research support specialist George Gull and USRA/SOFIA’s FORCAST instrument scientist Jim DeBuizer secure FORCAST for inspection after its arrival in February 2010. (USRA photo / Kimberlee Gresham) The first major opportunity for the astronomical community to use the SOFIA observatory is now under way. The Call for Proposals (CfP) for SOFIA Basic Science, soliciting observing programs using the mid-infrared camera FORCAST and the heterodyne spectrometer GREAT was issued April 19, 2010. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 30, 2010.

Supporting information and documents are available on-line at:

http://www.sofia.usra.edu/Science/proposals/basic_science/index.html

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