2018B proposals

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Sonnett S Planetary Science Institute Probing Solar System Evolution Through Trojan and Hilda Binary Asteroids 2018B 94 36
Edelson R University of Maryland LCO/Swift/multi-mission intensive accretion disk reverberation mapping of AGN 2018B 172 72 629
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB Discovery and Follow-up of Optical Counterparts to Gravitational-Wave Events 2018B 6 34 36 38
Matheson T NOAO Completing a Network of Next Generation SED standards with DA White Dwarfs 2018B 22
Shvartzvald Y JPL/IPAC Follow-up of High-Magnification Spitzer Microlensing Events 2018B 95 303
Kowalski A University of Colorado Boulder A Unified Understanding of Flare Heating 2018B 108 108
Sand D Texas Tech Explosion Physics and progenitors from a one cadence supernova search 2018B 20 10 10
Mathur S Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Activity cycles in Kepler Asteroseismic Targets 2018B 72
Crouzet N Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Searching for transiting cold Jupiters around bright stars 2018B 105
Berta-Thompson Z University of Colorado Boulder Transits of the Cool TESS M Dwarf Planets 2018B 84
van Eyken J Caltech-IPAC Multi-Wavelength Observations of the T Tauri Planet Candidate PTFO 8-8695 b - II 2018B 88
Monelli M Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Long period variable stars in Local Group dwarf galaxies 2018B 30
Siverd R Vanderbilt University Discovering New, Hot Transiting Planets in the Solar Neighborhood 2018B 30 75 240
Chatelain J LCO Multi-Filter Photometry for Select Large Jupiter Trojans 2018B 10
McCully C LCO Classifying Astrophysical Transients *Before* They Occur 2018B 68
Lister T LCO Characterization of NEOs with the LCO NEO Follow-up Network 2018B 10 89 53
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Arcavi, I 2018B 0 0 1 0
Bachelet E LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Bachelet, E. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Boroson T Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Boroson, T 2018B 2 1 3 3
Brown T LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Brown, T 2018B 2 1 3 3
Chatelain J LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Chatelain, J 2018B 2 1 3 3
Gomez E LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Gomez, E 2018B 2 1 3 3
Harbeck D LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Harbeck, D 2018B 2 1 3 3
Heinrich-Josties E LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Heinrich-Josties, E. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Howell A Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Howell, A. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Lister T LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Lister, T. 2018B 2 1 3 3
McCully C LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: McCully, C. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Pickles A LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Pickles, A. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Riba A LCOGT LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Riba, A. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Rosing W Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Rosing, W. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Siverd R Vanderbilt University LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Siverd, R. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Street R LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Street, R. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Turner M LCO LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Turner, M. 2018B 2 1 3 3
Volgenau N Las Cumbres Observatory LCOGT Sci staff DD allocation: Volgenau, N. 2018B 2 1 3 3

Science Collaboration Key Projects

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Howell A Las Cumbres Observatory The Global Supernova Project 2017AB 2018A 2018B 405 25 1082
Howell A Las Cumbres Observatory The Global Supernova Project - Time Critical 2018B 20 8
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Commissioning and Precise Radial Velocities) 2018A 2018B 150
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Stellar Obliquity and Photometry) 2018A 2018B 150 0
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Stellar Obliquity and Photometry) 2018B 403
Brown T LCO Using NRES to Validate and Characterize Exoplanets Found by TESS and Other Surveys (Stellar Classification) 2018A 2018B 400
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO - The Network Awakens 2018B 0 0 0 0
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Warm Jupiters) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 115
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Warm Jupiters) - Time Critical 2018B 20 99 60
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (TTVs) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 60
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (TTVs) - Time Critical 2018B 30 80 60
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Bright Stars) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 20 180 110 60
Shporer A MIT Transiting Exoplanet Science with LCO (Candidates Photometry) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 120 210
Tsapras Y Heidelberg University ROME/REA - A three-color window to planets beyond the snow-line 2017AB 2018A 2018B 1000
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)
Kobayashi S Liverpool John Moores University Follow-up observations of GRBs 2018B 3 0
Darnley M Liverpool John Moores University Monitoring of M31N 2008-12a 2018B 13
Bersier D ARI, Liverpool John Moores University Classification and followup of bright transients 2018B 8 2 5
Darnley M Liverpool John Moores University Follow-up observations of Local Group Novae 2018B 4 8
Prentice S QUB Stripped Envelope SN Follow-up 2018B 5 10

Australian National University

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Streamer M Australian National University Multi-color monitoring of TT Hor simultaneously with TESS 2018B 100
Murphy S Australian National University High-cadence photometry of a 25 Myr-old M3+M5 eclipsing binary in the 32 Ori Moving Group 2018B 20
Onken C ANU Pilot study for the Atlas AGN monitoring program 2018B 10
Onken C ANU Pilot study for the Atlas AGN monitoring program (Time-critical) 2018B 5

Chilean Astronomical Community

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Rodriguez O Universidad Andres Bello Testing Type II supernovae as cosmological probes at near-infrared wavelengths 2018B 15
Lira P Universidad de Chile Monitoring the most highly variable AGN in the nearby Universe: obtaining clues to understand accretion physics 2018B 35
Bayo A Universidad de Valparaiso Watching a star grow: Tracing accretion by magnetic funneling 2018B 36
Jordan A Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Confirming and Characterizing Long Period Transiting Planets with LCOGT 2018B 100
Lira P Universidad de Chile Multiwavelength monitoring of Mkn 1044: Accretion disk structure at Eddington Accretion Rate 2018B 35
Prieto J Princeton University Characterizing ASAS-SN Transients: magnitude limited sample 2018B 40 50
Jordan A Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Confirming and Characterizing Long Period Transiting Planets with LCOGT 2018B 114
The Most Distant Stars in the galactic Halo: improving the light curves of RR Lyrae stars beyond 150 kpc 2018B 20

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 2018B 80
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Occultations 2018B 6
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Education - Queue 2014A 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 10 190 10 120 200
Roche P Faulkes Telescope Project PR FTP Education (Gaia Alerts) 2017AB 2018A 2018B 30 15 10

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 2018B 12 25 5 30 65
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy HI STAR Projects - Time Critical 2018B 8 5 5
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy HI STAR Projects II 2018B 15 25 5 30 65
Armstrong J Institute for Astronomy HI STAR Projects II - Time Critical 2018B 5 5 5
Shih H University of Hawaii Maui College ASTRO 301 2018B 10 10 55
Shih H University of Hawaii Maui College 0m4 educational data sets 2018B 55

Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Licandro J Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Photometric observations of Orus and Eurybates in support of NASA's LUCY mission 2018B 24
Murgas F Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Using LCO 0.4m telescopes to go where TCS/IAC80 can't go 2018B 40
Crouzet N Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Searching for transiting cold Jupiters around bright stars 2018B 80
Acosta-Pulido J Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias Disentangling the blazars emission through multifrequency observations - the optical case 2018B 20
Sánchez Béjar V IAC Photometric monitoring of M dwarfs in the Carmenes sample 2018B 200
Cardona Guillen C Instituto de Astrofísica de Canaris (IAC) The search for exoplanets in young open clusters and star forming regions 2018B 40

Las Cumbres Observatory - Education Programs

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
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 200
Gomez E LCO LCO Education development 2014B 2015A 2015B 2016A 2016B 2017AB 2018A 2018B 5 5 100
Gerbaldi M Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris Astrolab - Starlight in the university lab 2018A 2018B 89
Pennypacker C MIT AstroClub - UC Berkeley 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 (regular observations) 2018A 2018B 124
Sienkiewicz F MicroObservatory Exoplanet Exploration Partnership (high priority observations) 2018A 2018B 17
NUCLIO N NUCLIO Constellations under investigation & Scientist’s Apprenticeship 2018A 2018B 40
Boyce P BRIEF STEM Through Astronomy Research - San Diego 2018A 2018B 108
Hardersen P Planetary Science Institute Long-Period Asteroid Photometry and Student Research 2018A 2018B 39
Finkelstein K University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory K-12 Teacher Training 2018A 2018B 39
Thurber B Educational Continuum Org, GHOU 50 Hours for 50 Nations 2018A 2018B 48
Jheeta S Science Communication Ltd Astroscience in Southern African Region (AStAR) 2018A 2018B 20
Swift J The Thacher School Thacher Supernovae 2018A 2018B 2
Tock K Stanford Online High School Stanford Online High School 2018B 30
Gomez E LCO Serol's Cosmic Explorers 2018B 30

Las Cumbres Observatory - Science Programs

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Roberts M New York University Abu Dhabi NYU, Abu Dhabi research and education 2018A 2018B 2 13 66
Shi Y NJU Quasar Variability 2018A 2018B 422
Boyajian T LSU The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy 2018A 2018B 160
Jun H Korea Institute for Advanced Study AGN Reverberation Lags 2018A 2018B 32 11
Stanek K The Ohio State University ASAS-SN follow-up 2018B 50
cucchiara a University of the Virgin Islands Purchased Time 2018B 14
Zangari A SwRI Asteroid Observations 2018B 30
Altmann M GAIA Tracking 2018B 10 10
Youngblood A NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Benchmark Multi-Wavelength Flare Observations of an Exoplanet Host Star 2018B 6 7
Youngblood A NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Benchmark Multi-Wavelength Flare Observations of an M5.5 V Star 2018B 7
Sand D Texas Tech Explosion Physics and progenitors from a one cadence supernova search (time-critical) 2018B 10
Lister T LCO Characterization of NEOs with the LCO NEO Follow-up Network (Time-Critical) 2018B 9 8
Lubin P UC Santa Barbara Support for UCSB Phys 134 2018B 100
Turner M LCO SSA observations for MDA 2018B 25

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 2018B 70
Zang W Tsinghua University Followup of High-Magnification Spitzer Microlensing Events 2018B 0 0

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Kupfer T Caltech The Fast and the Furious - A ZTF high cadence survey of the Galactic Plane 2018A 2018B 10
Romani R Stanford University The dramatic optical flares of PSR J1311-3430 2018A 2018B 20 0
Bailyn C Yale Black Hole Binary Systems in Quiescence 2018B 24
Benecchi S Planetary Science Institute The Lightcurve of Pluto Post New Horizons 2018B 15
Coughlin M California Institute of Technology Identification of optical counterparts to gravitational-wave and short gamma-ray burst events using LCO 2018B 11 0
Coughlin M California Institute of Technology Identification of optical counterparts to gravitational-wave and short gamma-ray burst events using LCO (time-critical) 2018B 24
Liu T University of Maryland Monitoring Variability-Selected Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidates from Pan-STARRS1 2018B 36
Fremling C Caltech LCO follow-up of stripped-envelope supernovae discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility 2018B 116
Hartman J Princeton University Confirming and Characterizing Transiting Planets from HATNet, HATSouth and TESS with LCO 2018B 245
Kupfer T Caltech The Fast and the Furious - A ZTF high cadence survey of the Galactic Plane 2018B 16 64
Moskovitz N Lowell Observatory Rotational Characterization of DESTINY+ Mission Target Asteroid 2005 UD 2018B 74
Dixon D Vanderbilt University Radial Velocities of a Precessing Pre-Main-Sequence Eclipsing Binary with a Debris Disk 2018B 10
Adams S Caltech Light Curves of Candidate Failed Supernova Shock Breakouts 2018B 13 13
Metcalfe T Space Science Institute Activity Cycles in Asteroseismic Solar Analogs 2018B 60
Vallely P The Ohio State University Multi-Band Photometric Monitoring of Bright TESS Supernovae Discovered by ASAS-SN 2018B 60
Bodewits d Dennis Bodewits Rapid follow-up on cometary outburst detections 2018B 18
Bodewits d Dennis Bodewits Changes in the rotation rate of comet 46P/Wirtanen 2018B 12
cucchiara a University of the Virgin Islands Chasing the First Stars Around the Clock 2018B 0 0
cucchiara a University of the Virgin Islands Chasing the First Stars Around the Clock - Time Critical 2018B 0
Bennett D NASA Goddard The Galactic Bulge Exoplanet Mass Function from High Magnification Microlensing Events 2018B 84
Szkody P University of Washington Targeting Candidate Cataclysmic Variables in ZTF and Other Current Transient Surveys 2018B 12
Kochanek C The Ohio State University A Systematic Study of A Complete Sample of Massive Star Explosions from ASAS-SN 2018B 90
Miller A Northwestern University Young Explosions: A ZTF Census of Stars in the Hours to Days After Death 2018B 25
Foley R UCSC Young Supernova Experiment 2018B 3 31 43
Foley R UCSC Young Supernova Experiment (Time Critical) 2018B 3 31

Scottish Universities Physics Alliance

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Hodgkin S Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University Opticon 18B-035 : Galactic Transients with Gaia 2018B 41
Smartt S Queen's University Belfast Opticon 18B-004 : Photometric monitoring with LCO for ePESSTO: the extended Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects 2018B 65
Wambsganss J Heideberg University Lensed Quasar Monitoring 2018B 50
Cameron A University of St Andrews Transiting Exoplanets (continuation) 2018B 25 50
Scholz A University of St Andrews Time-domain Observations of Young Stars (continuation) 2018B 20 60
Dominik M Follow-up of Astrophysical Transients (continuation) 2018B 50
Buie M Southwest Research Institute Seasonal Variations on Pluto (continuation) 2018B 33

South African Astronomical Observatory

PI Name PI Institution Title Semesters FLOYDS (2m) Spectral (2m) NRES (1m) Sinistro (1m) SBIG (0.4m)
Potter S South African Astronomical Observatory SAAO DDT and Public Outreach activities 2018B 10 72
Leeuw L University of South Africa LCOGT Monitoring of Periodic Quasars Most Probably Hosting Black Hole Binaries AND Confirming and Monitoring Herschel Selected Blazar Candidates 2018B 63
Menzies J SAAO Evolutionary Period Changes in Hot Bottom Burning Stars? 2018B 4
Potter S South African Astronomical Observatory Time-domain astrophysics of CVs, and transient science support ... Continued 2018B 88
Menzies J SAAO Light -Curve of Possible Super-AGB Stars in NGC 6822 2018B 2
van Soelen B University of the Free State Optical ToO observations with LCO for H.E.S.S. 2018B 33
McBride V South African Astronomical Observatory Optical follow-up of potential new gamma-ray binary 2018B 2
Sickafoose A SAAO Observations of Stellar Occultations by Distant Bodies in the Solar System 2018B 38 6

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)
Arcavi I LCOGT / UCSB Transients in galaxy centers 2018B 88 64
Tsevi M Tel Aviv University TESS followup 2018B 165
Kaspi S Tel Aviv University photometric quasar reverberation mapping 2018B 100
Tal-Or L Tel-Aviv University CARMENES followup 2018B 50
Ofek E Weizmann Institute of Science Young supernovae and young stellar clusters 2018B 10 15
Horesh A Hebrew University of Jerusalem ZTF and Meerlicht transients 2018B 10 10
Shvartzvald Y JPL/IPAC Spitzer microlensing followup 2018B 0 0
Katz B Weizmann Institute of Science supernova Ia light curves 2018B 45

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 Systems 2018B 25
Robinson E University of Texas at Austin The Light Curves of Wolf-Rayet Stars 2018B 1 39
Cochran W McDonald Observatory, University of Texas High Precision Stellar Radial Velocities Using the LCO NRES Spectrographs 2018B 20
Rizzuto A UT Austin The Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres 2018B 40
Rizzuto A UT Austin The Cluster Birth Environment: Kinematics and Membership in Sco-Cen 2018B 40