Korean VLBI Network (KVN)


KVN Call for Proposals 2017A


The Korean VLBI Network (KVN, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr/) invites scientific proposals for VLBI observations during the 2017A season from Astronomers over the world. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 15th January 2017 and 15th June 2017. Proposals should be emailed to kvnprop@kasi.re.kr before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST17:00) on 1st November 2016.

Korean VLBI Network (KVN)

The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) is a dedicated mm-VLBI network, operated by Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI, http://www.kasi.re.kr). Its three 21m radio telescopes are located in Seoul, Ulsan and Jeju Island around South Korea. The baseline lengths ranges from 305km to 476 km. Its 4-channel receiving system allows simultaneous observation at 22, 43, 86, and 129 GHz. For 2017A season, 22, 43, and 86 GHz are available. Risk-share Observation at 129 GHz is available. Total machine time of 300 hours are planned for this call. The maximum observation time of a proposal will be limited to 100 hours. If requested in the proposals, the observation time can be allocated over a year, until January 15, 2018, for this call. But the maximum observation time will be NOT increased. Details of the information and current status of the KVN can be found in the KVN VLBI Status Report (KVN VLBI Status Report).

Proposer should fill the KVN VLBI proposal form (VLBI tex). Please carefully follow the instruction of the proposal form. A separate scientific and technical justification is mandatory. This Justification should be submitted together with the proposal form and not exceed 3 pages.

Hyun-Goo Kim
Director of Radio Astronomy Division, KASI

KVN Single Dish - Domestic Only

The Korean VLBI Network (KVN, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr/) invites scientific proposals for single dish observations for the 2017A season from Korean astronomical community. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 15th January 2017 and 15th June 2017. Proposals should be emailed to kvnprop@kasi.re.kr before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST17:00) on 1st November 2016.

The Korean VLBI Network (KVN) is operated by Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI, http://www.kasi.re.kr). Its three 21m radio telescopes are located in Seoul, Ulsan and Jeju Island. Both spectral and continuum observation modes are supported. Available frequency bands are 22, 43, 86, and 129 GHz and simultaneous observation of four frequency bands is also possible. For each KVN telescope, 300 hours of single dish observation time are planned for this call. Therefore, total available time is 900 hours.

Details of the information and current status of the KVN can be found in the KVN VLBI Status Report (KVN VLBI Status Report).

Proposer should fill the KVN Single Dish proposal form (Single Dish tex). Please carefully follow the instruction of the proposal form. A separate scientific and technical justification is mandatory. This Justification should be submitted together with the proposal form and not exceed 3 pages.

Hyun-Goo Kim
Director of Radio Astronomy Division, KASI



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