|Space Telescope Science Institute|
|HST Call for Proposals and Primer|
We invite scientists to participate in Cycle 21 of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The telescope and its instruments were built under the auspices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Management of HST’s scientific program is carried out by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). We anticipate allocating up to 3200 orbits in this cycle, including 1800 orbits for Small Programs, 400 orbits for Medium Programs, and 1000 orbits for Large and Treasury Programs. An additional 1000 Snapshot observations may be allocated. Abstracts of previously accepted programs can be found on the HST proposal catalogs webpage.
• Phase I proposal deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013, 8:00 pm EST
• Phase II proposal/budget deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2013
• E/PO proposal deadline: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 5:00 pm EDT
• Contact the STScI Help Desk. Either send an e-mail to email@example.com, call 1-800-544-8125, or call +1-410-338-1082 from outside the U.S. and Canada.The Science Policies Group (SPG), part of the STScI Science Mission Office (SMO), is responsible for the HST science program selection process. The SPG staff includes astronomers Claus Leitherer (Head of SPG), Neill Reid (Head of SMO), Bob Williams, Andrew Fox, Andy Fruchter, and Technical Manager Brett Blacker.Andrew Fox and Jim Younger,based in part on versions from previous cycles, and with text and assistance from many different individuals at STScI, in particular Ron Downes, Paula Sessa, Bill Workman, Bonnie Eisenhamer, Svea Hernandez, Ken Sembach, Neill Reid, Claus Leitherer, Brett Blacker, Andy Fruchter, Susan Rose, and Charles Proffitt.