2018A proposals

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Moyano M Universidad Católica del Norte NOI-101101: A Neptune-sized Exoplanet Transiting a Bright Star in a 1.3d Orbit 2018A 20

Science Collaboration Key Projects

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Horne K St. Andrews Echo Mapping of AGN Accretion Flows 2014A 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 200 90 675
Howell A Las Cumbres Observatory The Global Supernova Project 2017AB 2018A 354 70 1241 40
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Commissioning and Precise Radial Velocities) 2018A 250 250
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Stellar Obliquity and Photometry) 2018A 150 150
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Stellar Classification) 2018A 150 150
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Warm Jupiters) 2017AB 2018A 15 40 130 110
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (TTVs) 2017AB 2018A 30 10 100 140
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Bright Stars) 2017AB 2018A 20 111 70 69
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Candidates Photometry) 2017AB 2018A 100 100
Tsapras Y Heidelberg University ROME/REA - A three-color window to planets beyond the snow-line 2017AB 2018A 2018B 740
Robertson P Penn State University High-Cadence Monitoring of the Sun's Coolest Neighbors 2017AB 2018A 2018B 100 1400

Astronomical Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Darnley M Liverpool John Moores University Follow-up observations of Local Group Novae 2018A 4 4 5
Kobayashi S Liverpool John Moores University Follow-up observations of GRBs 2018A 3 0
Bersier D ARI, Liverpool John Moores University Classification and followup of bright transients 2018A 4 4
Jermak H Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University Follow-up of Blazars 2018A 15
Prentice S QUB Stripped Envelope SN Follow-up 2018A 4 3 8

Australian National University

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Yong D Australian National University Binarity in Carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars 2018A 33
Ireland M Australian National University Calibrating Young Stellar Models with Dynamical Masses in the Gaia Era 2018A 36
Murphy S Australian National University High-cadence photometry of a young M+M dwarf eclipsing binary in the 32 Ori Moving Group 2018A 16

Chilean Astronomical Community

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Barba R Universidad de La Serena The photometric monitoring of a close encounter of hefty stars: the periastron passage of HD 93129 A 2018A 8
Lira P Universidad de Chile Optical and IR monitoring of Narrow Line Seyfert 1s: completing the second part 2018A 62
Jordan A Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Confirming and Characterizing Long Period Transiting Planets with LCOGT 2018A 100
Berdiñas Z Universidad de Chile Beating Red Dots 2018A 0 40
Lira P Universidad de Chile Monitoring the most highly variable AGN in the nearby Universe: obtaining clues to understand accretion physics 2018A 45

Faulkes Telescope Project

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Lewis F Faulkes Telescope Project, Cardiff LMXB Monitoring 2018A 80
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Education - Queue 2014A 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 10 175 10 120 160
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Education (Gaia Alerts) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 30 15 10
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Education (Real-Time Observing) 2017AB 2018A 92 92

Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy HI STAR Projects 2018A 5 45 15 65
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy HI STAR Projects II 2018A 5 40 15 65
Mathews G University of Hawaii at Manoa ASTRO 301 2018A 15 10 55
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy 0m4 educational data sets 2018A 55

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Sánchez Béjar V IAC Photometric monitoring of M dwarfs in the Carmenes sample 2018A 200
Crouzet N Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Searching for transiting cold Jupiters around bright stars 2018A 85
Licandro J Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Photomateric Observations of the Targets of NASA's Mission Lucy 2018A 60
Prieto Arranz J IAC Exploring new parameter space with SuperWASP-North 2018A 40
Acosta-Pulido J Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Optical monitoring of a sample of bright gamma-ray blazars 2018A 20
Casares J IAC VRIH-alpha follow-up of Be X-ray binary systems 2018A 20
Gomez-Munoz M Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spectral Energy distribution of planetary nebulae detected by GALEX: part 2 2018A 10

Las Cumbres Observatory - Education Programs

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Smith R School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University Cardiff University Undergraduate Astronomy Lab 2017AB 2018A 5 10 10
Roberts S LCOGT Universe in the Classroom queue 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 40
Fitzgerald M Edith Cowan University Our Solar Siblings queue 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 10 220
Gomez E LCO LCO Education development 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 5 5 80
Gerbaldi M Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris Astrolab - Starlight in the university lab 2018A 2018B 90
Pennypacker C Hands on Universe A Pilot for Modeling Instruction Teachers 2018A 2018B 40
Dalee H QEERI Fascination Astronomy 2018A 2018B 90
North C Cardiff University Followup of Gravitational Wave sources with LCO 2018A 2018B 100
Rodríguez Eugenio N Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias PETeR (Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes) 2018A 2018B 40
Freed R Institute for Student Astronomical Research Bringing Astronomy Research to Underrepresented Groups 2018A 2018B 50
Sienkiewicz F MicroObservatory Exoplanet Exploration Partnership 2018A 4
Sienkiewicz F MicroObservatory Exoplanet Exploration Partnership (regular observations) 2018A 2018B 125
Sienkiewicz F MicroObservatory Exoplanet Exploration Partnership (high priority observations) 2018A 2018B 20
NUCLIO N NUCLIO Constellations under investigation & Scientist’s Apprenticeship 2018A 2018B 40
Boyce P BRIEF STEM Through Astronomy Research - San Diego 2018A 2018B 115
Hardersen P Planetary Science Institute Long-Period Asteroid Photometry and Student Research 2018A 2018B 200
Finkelstein K University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory K-12 Teacher Training 2018A 2018B 40
Thurber B Educational Continuum Org, GHOU 50 Hours for 50 Nations 2018A 2018B 50
Jheeta S Science Communication Ltd Astroscience in Southern African Region (AStAR) 2018A 2018B 20
Swift J The Thacher School Thacher Supernovae 2018A 2018B 2

Las Cumbres Observatory - Science Programs

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Woo J Seoul National University SNU AGN monitoring 2017AB 2018A 40 26
Roberts M New York University Abu Dhabi NYU, Abu Dhabi research and education 2018A 2 13 66
Shi Y NJU Quasar Variability 2018A 355
Boyajian T LSU The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy 2018A 1 71
SNe Typing for Completeness 2018A 25
Jun H Korea Institute for Advanced Study AGN Reverberation Lags 2018A 21 11
Lubin P UC Santa Barbara SDI- The Search for Directed Intelligence 2017AB 2018A 50
Galache J Aten Engineering Investigation of NEO Compositions 2018A 5
Stanek K The Ohio State University ASAS-SN test time 2018A 3
Miller B Gemini Observatory Experimental observations for Bryan Miller 2018A 5
Sonnett S Planetary Science Institute Probing Solar System Evolution Through Trojan and Hilda Binary Asteroids 2018A 13 89 29
Matheson T NOAO Completing a Network of Next Generation SED standards with DA White Dwarfs 2018A 25
Brown A CASA, University of Colorado Inner Disk Structure and Transport Mechanisms in the Transitional Disk around TCha (LCOGT+HST+XMM) 2018A 42
Valenti S UC Davis DLT40+: Extending the One Day Cadence Supernova Search (DLT40) to the Northern Hemisphere with the LCO 0.4m Network 2018A 500
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB Mapping the Diversity and Emission Mechanisms of Transients in Galaxy Centers 2018A 40 42 54
Mathur S Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Activity cycles in Kepler Asteroseismic Targets 2018A 51
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB Nearby Galaxy Reference Images for Gravitational Wave, Young Supernova and Nuclear Transient Followup 2018A 500
Sonnett S Planetary Science Institute Characterizing the Lucy Mission Target 617 Patroclus-Menoetius 2018A 21 21
Sand D Texas Tech Explosion Physics and progenitors from a one cadence supernova search 2018A 20 10 10
Siverd R LCOGT Hot, Bright Transiting Planets in the Solar Neighborhood 2018A 20 80 200
Chatelain J LCO Multicolor Light Curve for Unusual Jupiter Trojan (4709) Ennomos 2018A 27
Lister T LCO LCO NEO Follow-up Network 2018A 10 140 150
Greenstreet S B612 Foundation / University of Washington Detection of the Yarkovsky effect for a selection of near-Earth asteroids 2018A 80
Huitson C University of Colorado Monitoring Stellar Activity for Exoplanet Hosts 2018A 30
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Arcavi, I 2018A 2 1 3 2
Bachelet E LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Bachelet, E. 2018A 4 1 3 2
Boroson T Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Boroson, T 2018A 2 1 3 2
Brown T LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Brown, T 2018A 2 1 3 2
Chatelain J LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Chatelain, J 2018A 0 0 9 2
Gomez E LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Gomez, E 2018A 2 1 3 2
Harbeck D LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Harbeck, D 2018A 2 1 3 2
Heinrich-Josties E LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Heinrich-Josties, E. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Howell A Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Howell, A. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Lister T LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Lister, T. 2018A 2 1 3 2
McCully C LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: McCully, C. 2018A 2 3 0 0
Pickles A LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Pickles, A. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Riba A LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Riba, A. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Rosing W Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Rosing, W. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Siverd R LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Siverd, R. 2018A 0 0 1 19
Street R LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Street, R. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Turner M LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Turner, M. 2018A 2 1 3 2
Volgenau N Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Volgenau, N. 2018A 2 1 3 2

National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Dong S Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University Multi-band Photometric Monitoring of Extragalactic Transients Discovered by ASAS-SN 2018A 71

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Bailyn C Yale Black Hole Binary Systems in Quiescence 2017AB 2018A 23
Lebofsky L University of Arizona Recovery of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids 2018A 3
Adams S Caltech Light Curves of Candidate Failed Supernova Shock Breakouts 2018A 8 8
Kupfer T Caltech The Fast and the Furious - A ZTF high cadence survey of the Galactic Plane 2018A 2018B 16 64 10
Liu T University of Maryland Monitoring Variability-Selected Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidates from Pan-STARRS1 2018A 36
Kilpatrick C University of California, Santa Cruz Constraining Supernova Progenitor Systems with the LCO Global Telescope Network 2018A 5 2
Szkody P University of Washington Targeting Candidate Cataclysmic Variables in Current Transient Surveys 2018A 12
Foley R UCSC Transients within Hours of Explosion 2018A 16
Chomiuk L Michigan State A Systematic Search-and-Study of Galactic Novae 2018A 5
Holler B University of Colorado at Boulder Post-outburst Rotation Light Curve of C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 2018A 3
Schombert J Dept of Physics, Univ. of Oregon UV Imaging of LSB Dwarfs/Disks 2018A 6
cucchiara a University of the Virgin Islands Searching for the first stars around the clock 2018A 1
Bouy H University of Bordeaux A new paradigm for star formation: understanding the nature and origin of Blue Streams 2018A 48
Miller A Northwestern University Young Explosions: A ZTF Census of Stars in the Hours to Days After Death 2018A 40
Young L Properties of the Patroclus-Menoetius Trojan binary of mutual events 2018A 54
Bennett D NASA Goddard The Galactic Bulge Exoplanet Mass Function from High Magnification Microlensing Events 2018A 116
Bodewits d Dennis Bodewits Rapid follow-up on cometary outburst detections 2018A 15
Hartman J Princeton University Confirming and Characterizing Transiting Planets from HATNet and HATSouth with LCO 2018A 300
Trump J University of Connecticut Accretion-Disk Echo Mapping: Adding LCO Optical to Hubble UV Monitoring 2018A 181
Metcalfe T Space Science Institute Activity Cycles in Asteroseismic Solar Analogs 2018A 60
Walter F Stony Brook University Synoptic Spectroscopy of Bright Novae 2018A 40
Romani R Stanford University The dramatic optical flares of PSR J1311-3430 2018A 27 12
Fremling C Caltech LCO follow-up of stripped-envelope supernovae discoverd by the ZTF 2018A 36

Scottish Universities Physics Alliance

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Steeghs D University of Warwick The binary powering the He-nova V445 Puppis unveiled 2017AB 2018A 10
Cameron A University of St Andrews Transiting Exoplanets 2018A 25 50
Scholz A University of St Andrews Time-Domain Observations of Young Stellar Objects (TOYS) 2018A 90
Dominik M Science from Gaia Alerts 2018A 50
Buie M Southwest Research Institute Seasonal Variations on Pluto 2018A 10
Hodgkin S Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University Galactic Transients with Gaia 2018A 41
Smartt S Queen's University Belfast Photometric monitoring with LCO for ePESSTO: the extended Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects 2018A 65

South African Astronomical Observatory

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
van Soelen B University of the Free State Optical ToO observations with LCO for H.E.S.S. 2018A 33
AGN and the Variable Radio Sky via CHILES VERDES 2018A 50
Kniazev A SAAO/SALT Study photometric structure of southern isolated lenticular galaxies 2018A 36
Menzies J SAAO Light-Curves of Possible Super-AGB Stars in NGC 6822 2018A 1
Menzies J SAAO Evolutionary Period Changes in Hot Bottom Burning Stars in IC1613? 2018A 3
Kniazev A SAAO/SALT Confirming the LBV status of spectroscopically selected LBV candidates 2018A 10
Potter S South African Astronomical Observatory DDT, Transients and public outreach 2018A 50
Potter S South African Astronomical Observatory SAAO outreach program 2018A 104

Tel Aviv University: Israeli Center of Research Excellence

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Hallakoun N Tel-Aviv University Companions and debris around white dwarfs 2018A 220
Tsevi M Tel Aviv University NRES on TESS targets 2018A 170 50
Kaspi S Tel Aviv University Photometric Quasar Reverberation 2018A 150
Katz B Weizmann Institute of Science Light Curves of SNe Ia 2018A 45
Ofek E Weizmann Institute of Science ZTF Transient Followup 2018A 15
Horesh A Hebrew University of Jerusalem ZTF/Meerlicht Transient Followup 2018A 13 9

University of Texas

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Froning C UT Austin The Mega-MUSCLES Treasury Survey: Measurements of the Ultraviolet Spectral Characteristics of Low- mass Exoplanetary System 2018A 24
Robinson E University of Texas at Austin The Light Curves of Wolf-Rayet Stars 2018A 1 38
Cochran W McDonald Observatory, University of Texas High Precision Stellar Radial Velocities Using the LCO NRES 2018A 25
Kraus A UT-Austin The Cluster Birth Environment: Kinematics and Membership in Sco-Cen 2018A 41
Rizzuto A UT Austin The Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres 2018A 39
Rizzuto A UT Austin K2C15 Upper Scorpius Followup 2018A 25