Information about Proposals for Development for Nobeyama 45-m Telescope
Director, Nobeyama Radio Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
We determine not to place a call for new proposals, taking the situation of Nobeyama Radio Observatory into account:
Programs which were "accepted" or "accepted with limited opportunities" can be continued ([Reference] Accepted Development Proposals in FY2017).
However, the observatory support should be minimized in the current situation, and the observatory clearly sets its priority on the open use operation and dedicated operation.
Taking into account the plan for the open use, the acceptance review should take place in 2021 June, and this constrains the possible term of extension of the approved development.
- Dr. Tetsuhiro Minamidani, who played a key role in Proposals for Development for Nobeyama 45-m Telescope, leaves Nobeyama Radio Observatory in 2019 May. His position as Assistant Professor will not been filled.
- The number of technical staff members decreases from ten (2019 March) to five (2019 September).
- We expect the transition from the operation as the open-use observatory to the dedicated-use observatory on the basis of external budgetary resources in 2022 March (TBC), and then we cannot offer the guaranteed time for development beyond that.
The team of the previously accepted program is requested to submit the status report to k.tatematsu_atmark_nao.ac.jp (replace _atmark_ with @) with the e-mail subject "NRO development program: status" by Jun 15 (17:00 JST) every year.