While the state-of-the-art spectrometer is being developed, the NSF-NASA partnership has established an exoplanet-related Guest Observer research program on the WIYN telescope including 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

WIYN schedule for approved programs

• Selected proposals: 2019A (below), 2018B, 2018A, 2017B, 2017A, 2016A, 2016B, 2015B


2019A GO Awards
# PI Institution Title
1 Carl Schmidt Boston University Confirming a High Velocity Exo-Exosphere at HD 80606b
2 Natalie Gosnell Colorado College Clusters with K2: systematics from membership and binarity
3 Verne Smith National Optical Astronomy Observatory Accurate Stellar Characterization for Kepler Extended Mission (K2) Exoplanet Host Stars
4 Knicole Colon NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Characterizing K2 and TESS Exoplanets with Near-Infrared Transit Photometry
5 Steve Howell NASA-Ames Research Center K2 and TESS Exoplanet Validation and Characterization: Small Planets and Host SystemsS
6 Zachary Hartman Georgia State University Characterizing the Components of Wide Binaries as Potential Exoplanet Hosting Stars