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Proposals Due:    Friday, 23 March 2018, 2 PM PDT
15 February 2018: Spitzer science operations have been extended through November 2019. The Cycle-14 Call for Proposals is updated as follows:
* Proposal due date: extended one week to March 23, 2018
* Cycle-14 is now 13 months long: 1 November 2018 - 30 November 2019
* Observing time available increased to 6,000 hours: priority 1 = 4000 hours, priority 2 = 2,000 hours
* There is no longer a 500-hour practical limit to the proposal size as multiple visibility windows should be possible for all targets. Any size proposal may be submitted.



The Cycle 14 Call for Proposals is now open.
Proposals Due:    Friday, 23 March 2018, 2 PM PDT

Cycle 14 proposal templates
AOR file parser - perl script for preparing observation summary table from your AORs.
Older Calls for Proposals
Proposal and Program Statistics
Note for Solar System Observers

Director's Discretionary Time (DDT)

    Read Me First!

    To submit a Spitzer DDT proposal fill out this online submission form, which includes:

    • Standard coversheet information (PI and Co-I contact information, proposal title, etc, as for a regular General Observer submission).
    • Complete Astronomical Observation Requests (AORs).
    • A strong scientific justification (must be in PDF format), specifying why the request was not submitted during the normal Call for Proposals and the long-term legacy value of the observation. Please use the templates:

    Please upload both the science justification and the AORs via the online form.

    Note that requests for DDT cannot be used to resubmit all or part of a proposal that was rejected by the normal peer review process.

    Guidelines for Submission of Director's Discretionary Time Proposals

A longer cookbook-style document on how to go from an idea to a set of fully-functional Astronomical Observation Requests (AORs) for your Spitzer proposal.
Spot is a software package used by Spitzer observers to plan observations, and Leopard is a software package used to query the archive. Together, this group of cats is referred to as the "Spitzer Pride."