List of our approved proposals for telescope time in the incoming period.

 

·     PESSTO: Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey for Transient Objects – PI: S. J. Smartt (Large program; public survey) – ESO-NTT + EFOSC2 + SOFI (90 nights per year; 4 years in total)

 

Proposals on PESSTO-related science:

 

·     Classificazione e monitoraggio di transienti extragalattici scoperti dalle survey panoramiche - PI: A. Pastorello (Large program – 2 years) – Copernico Telescope + AFOSC (30 nights/yr); Copernico Telescope + Echelle (1 night/month); Schmidt telescope (3 night/month)

·     X-Shooting Interacting Supernovae and Supernova Impostors - PI: L. Tartaglia – VLT + XShooter (7hr in P94)

·     Spectroscopy of SN 2011fe after 1000 d: what other secrets this methusalem is willing to give away - PI: N. Elias-Rosa – LBT + MODS (4.5 hr; DDT time)

·     Late-time observations of peculiar transients - PI: A. Morales-Garoffolo – GTC + Osiris (23 hr in semester 2014B)

·     Studies of peculiar supernovae with TNG and NOT - optical monitoring – PI: G. Terreran – TNG + LRS (28 hr in AOT31)

·     Studies of peculiar supernovae with NOT and TNG - optical monitoring – PI: N. Elias-Rosa – NOT + ALFOSC (6 nights in P50)

·     Studies of peculiar supernovae with NOT and TNG - near-IR imaging - PI: E. Kankare – NOT + NOTCam (4 nights in P50)

·     Studies of peculiar supernovae with NOT and TNG - near-IR monitoring – PI: E. Kankare – TNG + NICS (12hr in AOT30)

·     Optical & NIR monitoring of bright supernovae with REM  (Long-term program) – PI: L. Tartaglia – REM + ROSS + REMIR (90 hr in AOT29, postponed to AOT30)

·     Study of nearby and rare transients – PI: A. Morales-Garoffolo - Joan Oro Telescope + MEIA (74 hr in period 2014B)

 

GAIA – Alert proposals:

 

·     Validation of the transient alerts from Gaia – PI: L. Tomasella – Copernico Telescope + AFOSC (30 nights in 2014B)

·     A rapid response system for Gaia Alerts – PI: M. Fraser – Liverpool Telescope + IO:O + FRODOSpec – (92 hr in semester 2014B)

·     An unbiased survey of the extragalactic transient sky with Gaia Alerts – PI: M. Fraser – WHT + ISIS + ACAM (9 nights in semester 2014B)

·     The Transient Sky with Gaia – PI: S. Hodgkin – INT + IDS (18 nights in semester 2014B)

·     Early science with GAIA transients – PI: H. Campbell (ITP proposal for periods 2014B and 2015A) – LT + SPRAT + IO:O (15 nights); Mercator Telescope + MAIA (15 nights); WHT + ACAM +ISIS (7 nights); INT +IDS (7 nights)