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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #200: AO-10 Release/Useful Information

2 September 2010



1) XMM-Newton AO-10 Call for Proposals
2) NASA "Dear Colleague" letter


1) XMM-Newton AO-10 Call for Proposals

The ESA XMM-Newton project has issued the AO-10 call for science proposals.
Information on proposal submission can be found at the SOC:

and at the U.S. GOF:

Participation is open to US-based scientists. Please see the attached
"Dear Colleague" letter from NASA.

As a friendly reminder XMM-Newton proposals are due 12:00:00 UT,
Friday, 08 October 2010.

This converts to:
22:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Hobart
21:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Osaka
20:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Shanghai
18:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 New Delhi
16:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Moscow
15:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Ankara
14:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Geneva
13:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Liverpool
08:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Charleston
07:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Houston
06:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Denver
05:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 San Diego
02:00:00 Fri Oct 08 2010 Honolulu


2) NASA "Dear Colleague" letter

Dear Colleague,

NASA is pleased to call to the attention of members of the U.S. 
scientific community the release by the European Space Agency (ESA) 
of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO), "XMM-Newton Call for 
Observing Proposals", soliciting Guest Observing proposals for the 
tenth cycle (AO-10) observing program for ESA's X-ray Multi-Mirror 
Mission (XMM-Newton).  The subject Announcement solicits proposals 
for observations to be performed during a 12-month period commencing 
in May 2011.  Due to the nature of the NASA-ESA bilateral agreement, 
only proposals from scientists affiliated with U.S. institutions are 
solicited by this Letter; others are advised to contact ESA directly. 
U.S. scientists may propose either as Principal Investigators or as 
Co-Investigators on proposals with non-U.S. PIs (foreign PI proposals). 
The AO may be accessed directly from ESA at the following address:


The XMM-Newton Guest Observer Facility (GOF) at the Goddard Space 
Flight Center (GSFC) is the support center for XMM-Newton activities 
in the U.S.  Information of interest to U.S. observers, as well as 
general project information, can be found at the following address:


A detailed description of the mission, including instrument 
capabilities and additional information pertaining to the proposal 
preparation and submission procedures, is also available via links 
from the XMM-Newton home page at that address.  (General questions 
concerning XMM-Newton and participation by U.S. investigators should be 
addressed to xmmhelp@athena.gsfc.nasa.gov.)  ESA will be responsible 
for conducting a peer review of all submitted proposals, including 
those from U.S. investigators, and determining the associated time 
allocation.  Current plans call for ESA to notify proposers and NASA 
of the results of the peer review in late December 2010.

NOTE:  NASA expects to allocate approximately $800K for a Guest 
Observer (GO) program in Fiscal Year 2012 to support the analysis, 
interpretation, and publication of data obtained by U.S. proposers 
who are granted Open Time observing on XMM-Newton through AO-10.  
Note that this level is ~ 1/6 that available for the support of 
U.S. Guest Observations for AO-1 - AO-8.  A decision has not yet 
been made as to how these funds will be allocated; however, it is 
likely that not all successful science proposals will receive funding 
under this program.  Those proposals not awarded funding under the 
XMM GO program will be eligible for support within the Astrophysics 
Data Analysis Program (ADAP).

For additional technical or programmatic information regarding U.S. 
participation in the XMM-Newton mission, please contact:

Technical Information:          Dr. Steve Snowden 
                                Goddard Space Flight Center 
                                Code 662 
                                Greenbelt, MD  20771 
                                Tel:  (301) 286-8100 
                                Fax:  (301) 286-1684 

Programmatic Information:       Dr. Louis Kaluzienski 
                                Astrophysics Division
                                Science Mission Directorate
                                Mail Suite: 3W39
                                NASA Headquarters
                                300 E Street, SW
                                Washington, DC  20546-0001
                                Tel:  (202) 358-0365
                                Fax:  (202) 358-3096


Dr. L. J. Kaluzienski
U.S. XMM-Newton Program Scientist

A service of the XMM-Newton GOF, NASA/GSFC

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