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AAS Splinter Session

Proposing for NRAO Instruments

Splinter Overview

Hosted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) scientific staff, this Splinter Session is designed to assist members of the astronomical community, especially new users, who are interested in proposing for observations with the following NRAO telescopes: Green Bank Telescope (GBT), Very Large Array (VLA), and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA).

The Session will open with an introduction that will describe NRAO telescope capabilities and the proposing process. This will be followed by a hands-on session to work on GBT, VLA, and/or VLBA observing proposals using your own laptop. NRAO scientific staff will be available to assist and answer questions.

In order to use the NRAO tools, you need an NRAO account.  If you don't have one yet, feel free to sign up at

To assist NRAO in planning for this Splinter Session, we encourage participants to register by 4 January 2014, prior to the AAS meeting. A form to pre-register is available here. There is no charge for registration, and registration is not required to attend.



1230 - 1240 Proposing for NRAO Instruments David Frayer
1240 - 1250 Proposing for the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) David Frayer
1250 - 1300 Proposing for the Very Large Array (VLA) Gustaaf van Moorsel
1300 - 1310 Proposing for the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) Jim Braatz
1310 - end Practical use of the Proposal Submission Tool (PST)