Palomar Observatory

Keck Observatory

Caltech Optical Observatories

Caltech Astronomy

California Institute of Technology

COO Telescope Time Solicitations

Here you'll find material on proposing for Keck and Palomar observing time through COO

2015 SURF Observing Program

Every summer we provide opportunities for Caltech SURF students in astronomy and related fields to experience observing at the Palomar 200-inch Hale telescope. See the SURF Observing Page for information on the 2015 SURF Observing Program.

Most Recent Solicitation: Semester 2015B

2015B Proposals Due on 31 March 2015; announcement of results expected on or around 01 June 2015


Closed Solicitations (provided here for reference):

2015A  2014B  2014A  2013B  2013A  2012B  2012A  2011B  2011A  2010B  2010A 


Proposal Eligibility

COO Proposal Eligibility (information on COO proposal eligibility for Caltech Palomar & Keck time)

P200 Large Projects

P200 Large Project Policy

Merging PDF Files

Merging PDF Files

COO Solicitations Index Page / v 09 June 2015
Last updated: 09 June 2015 AFB/RJB