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

2016 SURF Observing Program

Proposals Due 08 July 2016

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 2016 SURF Observing Program.


Most Recent Solicitation: Semester 2016B

2016B Proposals Due on 01 April 2016; announcement of results expected on or around 01 June 2016


Closed Solicitations (provided here for reference):

2016A  2015B  2015A  2014B  2014A  2013B  2013A  2012B  2012A 

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 06 June 2016
Last updated: 06 June 2016 AFB/RJB