• Nickel telescope at Lick Observatory's main building. Photo by Laurie Hatch.

Call for Small Telescope Proposals

Updated: June 8, 2016
To: Observers on the Lick Observatory Small Telescopes (Nickel, CAT, Refractor, APF)
From: Claire Max, UC Observatories Director

Third Quarter 2016 Small Telescope + APF Observing Requests (August 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016)

Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Nickel Telescope

The Nickel 1-meter (40-inch) telescope and Direct Imaging Camera (CCD-C2) are equipped for remote operation and are available for such use. Only observers with experience observing locally with the Nickel telescope and Direct Camera are eligible to observe remotely. For new observers, an additional checkout must be completed on site, using the local host zola to simulate remote operation, as well as a checkout on the first night of actual remote observing, to be conducted via video-conferencing.

Remote observing must be done from one of the mainland approved sites. Proposals for remote observing must specify the facility from which the observer will be working and include a list of up to four filters and the order in which they are to be installed. In all other ways, the remote proposal process is the same as for local observing.

If you plan to submit a remote observing proposal, please consult the Nickel Remote Observing Policy and the Nickel Remote Observing Procedures.


Proposal Information

Submitting an application for the Nickel Telescope is a two-step process: on-line creation of a proposal coversheet and uploading a pdf-format file with the Scientific Justification and other support materials.

Step 1

Create a proposal coversheet.

Create Coversheet

Step 2

Prepare a file with your Scientific Justification. Create a pdf-format of this document and upload it at the submission page.

Submit Proposal