Thai National Radio Astronomy Observatory (TNRO) in National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT, Public Organization) are honored to now announce the 1st Call for Proposals (CfP) of the 40-m Thai National Radio Telescope (TNRT) as Cycle 0 in a Resident Shared Risk Observing (RSRO) style. TNRO locates at Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Study Centre, Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai, in the northern part of Thailand, and the 40-m TNRT is one of radio telescopes at this site as the largest radio telescope for radio astronomy in South-East Asia.
The 40-m TNRT is developed in collaboration with Yebes Observatory, the National Geographical Institute (IGN), and is capable of receiving a wide-range of frequency coverage from 0.3 to 115 GHz. Key science cases achievable with the 40-m TNRT is published as a white paper in arXiv website on 12 October 2022 (Jaroenjittichai, P., Sugiyama, K., Kramer, B. H., Soonthornthum, B., et al., "Sciences with Thai National Radio Telescope", 2022, arXiv:2210.04926).
In this cycle 0, proposals are invited to request time on the 40-m TNRT for the "spectrometer mode in L-band", which can be used for observations of masers from OH radical, thermal lines, continuum emissions, and so on. The L-band receiver installed at the prime focus is developed in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy. The details with the status report and definition of RSRO style are provided at the web-page for this CfP below:
📍 Deadline for the proposal submission:
30th November 2023 (Thu), 16:00 UT
(or 23:00 Thailand Standard Time)
submitted in ENGLISH ONLY
📍 Open-use period:
2nd January 2024 - 28th June 2024
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about applications / submissions of proposals to the CfP this cycle whenever you have via email.
We look forward to meeting many proposals from you applicants.