ATNF Online Proposal Applications & Links

Welcome to OPAL, the Australia Telescope National Facility online proposal system.


The ATNF is currently accepting proposals for the 2015APRS:

Proposals will be considered for time on telescopes between 01 April 2015 and 30 September 2015.

For the latest information on all ATNF facilities see the current status of the ATNF telescopes.

The deadline for proposals is 12 December 2014 5:00 PM (Sydney local time, equivalent to 06:00 UTC)

Time remaining: (Approx.)

Using OPAL is a four step process: prepare; preview; submit; and review

To submit a proposal, you must have a registered OPAL account.

OPAL proposals generally require three components:

  1. A cover sheet created with the cover sheet editor.
  2. An observations table created with the observations table editor.
  3. A scientific justification in PDF format (<10 megabytes and not more than three pages in total — see the science case requirements) created by any tool you wish to use. This is not required for projects that have pre-graded project status.

See the full information on ATNF Telescope Applications.

In particular please read the web information on the current status of the ATNF telescopes.

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Writing Applications Preview a Proposal Submit a Proposal List, Update, Withdraw and Access Proposals