<-- Return to the Guest Observer Program page

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 https://noirlab.edu/science/observing-noirlab/proposals/call-for-proposals. NASA plans to provide modest funding to selected PIs to cover partial cost of travel, observation, data analysis and publication.

WIYN schedule for approved programs

• Selected proposals pre-2022B: 2022A, 2021B, 2021A, 2020B, 2020A, 2019B, 2019A, 2018B, 2018A, 2017B, 2017A, 2016B (below), 2016A, 2015B

2016B GO Awards
# PI Institution Title
1 Howell, Steve NASA-Ames K2 and Radial Velocity Discovered Exoplanets: Small Planet Validation and Host Star Binarity
2 Jeffries, Robin Keele University The radii of active low-mass stars, above and below the fully convective boundary
3 Mann, Andrew Univ. Texas Clusters with K2: systematics from membership and binarity
4 Hartman, Joel Princeton Searching for Faint Stellar Companions to Transiting Planet Candidates from HATNet with DSSI/WIYN
5 Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin Univ. Toledo Planet Occurrence around Mid-Type M Dwarfs in the Kepler Field
6 Kotulla, Ralf University of Wisconsin Exploring the (extra)galactic background along lines-of-sight to nearby exoplanet host star candidates
7 Colon, Knicole Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Characterizing K2 Exoplanet Candidates with High-Precision Near-Infrared Transit Photometry
8 Smith, Verne NOAO Accurate Stellar Characterization for Kepler Extended Mission (K2) Exoplanet Host Stars
9 Beatty, Thomas Penn State University Precise H-K Color Measurements of the Daysides of Two Hot Jupiters
10 Davidson, James University of Virgina Which KOI Binaries are Gravitationally Bound?
11 Smith, J Allyn Austin Peay State University Exoplanet Formation In Dolidze-35
12 Omiya, Masashi National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Spectroscopic survey of nearby late-M dwarfs for near-future Earth-like