Korean VLBI Network (KVN)


Call for Proposals 2017B


The Korean VLBI Network (KVN, http://kvn.kasi.re.kr/) invites scientific proposals for VLBI observations during the 2017B season from Astronomers over the world. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 15th August 2017 and 15th January 2018. Proposals should be emailed to kvnprop@kasi.re.kr before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST 17:00) on 1st June 2017.

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. From this call, higher than 1 Gbps recording rates (2, 4 and 8 Gbps) using Mark6 recorder are 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 June 15, 2018, for this call. But the observation time will not be increased. Details of the information and current status of the KVN can be found in the KVN VLBI Status Report.

Proposer should fill the KVN VLBI proposal form. 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. [ Download VLBI tex form ]

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 2017B season from Korean astronomical community. Observations of successful proposals will be scheduled between 15th August 2017 and 15th January 2018. Proposals should be emailed to kvnprop@kasi.re.kr before the deadline of UT 08:00 (KST 17:00) on 1st June 2017.

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 expected to be available for this call. Therefore, total available time is about 900 hours.

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

Proposer should fill the KVN Single Dish proposal form. 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. [ Download Single Dish tex form ]

Hyun-Goo Kim
Director of Radio Astronomy Division, KASI



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