While the state-of-the-art spectrometer is being developed, the NSF-NASA partnership will establish an exoplanet-related Guest Observer research program on the WIYN telescope with existing instrumentation at WIYN. Call for proposals are issued by NOAO and due on the normal semester schedule - Deadlines are the last day in September for the following “A” semester (February 1 – July 31) and the last day in March for the following “B” semester (August 1 – January 31). Proposal submission information can be found at http://ast.noao.edu/observing/proposal-info. NASA plans to provide modest funding to selected PIs to cover partial cost of travel, observation, data analysis and publication.

• Call for NASA Exoplanet GO Proposals (due October 2, 2017)

WIYN schedule for approved programs

• Selected proposals: 2017B (below), 2017A, 2016A, 2016B, 2015B

2017B GO Awards
# PI Institution Title
1 Douglas, Stephanie Harvard Smithosnian Center for Astrophysics Constraining magnetic variability in the planet-hosting cluster Praesepe with simultaneous K2 and Hydra observations
2 Smith, Verne NOAO Accurate Stellar Characterization for Kepler Extended Mission (K2) Exoplanet Host Stars
3 Mann, Andrew Columbia University Clusters with K2: systematics from membership and bi
4 Jeffries, Robin/Deliyannis Indiana University (PI at Keele University) The Lithium Rotation Radius-Inflation Connection in Messier 35
5 Hartman, Joel Princeton Follow-up Observations of HATNet Transiting Planet Candidates with WIYN/NESSI
6 Colon, Knicole NASA GSFC Characterizing K2 Exoplanet Candidates with High-Precision Near-Infrared Transit Photometry
7 Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin Univ. Toledo Planet Occurrence around Mid-Type M Dwarfs in the Kepler Field
8 Howell, Steve NASA-Ames K2 Exoplanet Candidates: Small Planet Validation and Host Star Binarity
9 Livingston, John University of Tokyo Exoplanet Validation for K2 Campaign 12, 13, and 14
10 Kotulla, Ralph University of Wisconsin, Madison Exploring the (extra-)galactic background along lines-of-sight to nearby exoplanet host star candidates
11 Ciardi, David Caltech/IPAC Understanding the Stellar Multiplicity of Exoplanet Direct Imaging Targets: Preparing NASA for WFIRST
12 Scott, Nic Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Investigation of Exozodiacal Dust Disk Host Stars
13 van Belle, Gerard Lowell Observatory NESSI Survey of Potential Low-Mass Exoplanet Hosts