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

2017 SURF Observing Program

Proposals Due 12 July 2017

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 2017 SURF Observing Program.


Most Recent Solicitation: Semester 2017B

2017B Proposals Due on 03 April 2017; announcement of results expected on or around 01 June 2017


Closed Solicitations (provided here for reference):

2017A  2016B  2016A  2015B  2015A  2014B  2014A  2013B  2013A  2012B 


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 26Jun2017
Last updated: 26 June 2017 AFB/RJB