Proposals

due dates

Observing Proposal Due Dates
Due dates for each trimester for McDonald and HET.

proposal advice

Writing Proposals
Hints for writing successful observing proposals.

evaluation criteria

Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Proposal evaluation criteria for McDonald observing proposals.

Proposal Forms

mcdonald time request

McDonald Proposals Online Submission

Requests for observing time at McDonald Observatory are now accepted through our online form only. Users can access the system to prepare proposals at any time. Submissions are accepted concurrently with Request for Proposals, two weeks prior to the posted deadline.

Instructions and submission requirements are here.

For HET requests, see below.

het time request

Texas share HET Phase I Online Submission

Requests for observing time on the HET, against the Texas share, are now accepted through our online form only. The most recent LaTeX template can be found on page 4 of the web form.

Users can access the online system to prepare proposals at any time. Submissions are accepted only during the 3 week period preceding each trimester due date.