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NOAO SCIENTIFIC STAFF:
FY06 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FY07 PLANS
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New appointment in FY06
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Term ended in FY06
HELMUT A. ABT, Emeritus Astronomer
Research Interests
Formation and evolution of double stars; publication statistics
FY06 Accomplishments:
Abt considered the eccentricities of 553 spectroscopic and 616 visual binaries with known orbital
elements and dwarf primaries. These show that for long periods (P>275 yrs), all eccentricities are equally
probable, indicating that when wide binaries are formed, no single eccentricity is preferred. For shorter
periods due to tidal interactions, the highest eccentricities disappear first until, for the shortest periods,
only the zeros remain. Abt also considered the papers published in the major journals in five sciences
(physics, astronomy, geophysics, mathematics, and chemistry). The numbers of papers published
annually since 1970 divided by the numbers of members of the appropriate scientific society (e.g.
American Physical Society) are constants, indicating that the numbers of scientific papers depend only
on the numbers of research scientists and not upon the quality, sensitivity, or quantity of the instruments
and computers that they used.
Abt presented talks in China on “Early Chinese Inventions” and “National Astronomical
Productivities” at Nanjing University and the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing; “Stellar Disks
and the Interstellar Medium” at National Astronomical Observatory, Beijing; “Early Chinese Inventions”
at Beijing Normal Univ. Beijing. Abt attended the Seventh Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar
Astrophysics in Seoul, South Korea, in November 2005, and gave talks on “The First Six Pacific Rim
Conferences” and “Tidal Effects in Binaries.” He attended the Centennial Celebration for Dorrit Hoffleit
at Yale Univ. in April 2006, and gave a talk on “Spectral Classification Surveys.” Abt attended the IAU
General Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic, and IAU Symposium No. 240 on “Binary Stars as Critical
Tools and Tests in Contemporary Astrophysics,” and gave a talk on “Observed Orbital Eccentricities.”
Abt wrote eight papers.
FY07 Plans
Abt will attend, by invitation, a conference on “Astronomical Communication” in Brussels,
Belgium, June 10-13, 2007, and give a paper. He has a tentative invitation to give several talks in China.
Abt will do research on binaries among high-velocity stars, on metallic-line (Am) Stars, and on
publication statistics.
TAFT E. ARMANDROFF, Astronomer (Director, NOAO Gemini Science Center)±
JASON P. AUFDENBERG, Research AssociateS±
Research Interests
Stellar atmospheres; stellar winds; fundamental properties of stars; interferometry; spectroscopy;
radiative transfer; modeling
FY06 Accomplishments
Aufdenberg and colleagues (including S. Ridgway) published their interferometric observations and
modeling of the important photometric standard Vega. This work supports the model of Vega as a poleon rapid rotator. In addition, Aufdenberg was a co-author on three published interferometric studies
based on data from the CHARA Array on Mount Wilson: the detection of Vega’s debris disk in the Kband, measurements of M-dwarf angular diameters, and the detection of circumstellar material
surrounding delta Cephei and Polaris. Aufdenberg was also a co-author of a study on the limb darkening
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of the star SV Cam based on a comparison of model atmospheres to precise multi-band photometry from
the Hubble Space Telescope. Aufdenberg also contributed models for a published multi-wavelength
study of the prototypical symbiotic star Z And. This work puts forth a new, two-stage model for the
symbiotic outburst. Aufdenberg collected additional interferometric data on hot stars Rigel and Spica and
presented the first results on Spica as an invited talk in a symposium at the International Astronomical
Union General Assembly in Prague. Aufdenberg left the NOAO staff in early August 2006. He is now an
assistant professor in the Physical Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in
Daytona Beach, FL.
DMITRY BIZYAEV, Research AssociateS
Research Interests
High-resolution stellar spectroscopy; stellar radial velocities and chemical abundance; star formation in
collisional ring galaxies; structure of spiral galaxies; dark halos
FY06 Accomplishments
Bizyaev and V.V. Smith continued selection of radial velocity stable red giants for the SIM Planet Quest
mission (under NASA grant through JPL). During 121 nights (96 observing ones) at the 82–inch
telescope (McDonald Observatory, Texas), 2490 spectra were obtained and all spectra were reduced.
Parameters and history of star formation in collisional ring galaxy Arp 10 were studied via the modeling
of emission and absorption spectral features (in collaboration with the UWO, Canada; SAO RAS,
Russia). Development of the bending instability in galactic disks was studied (in collaboration with
Volgograd Univ., Russia). Structural parameters of 140 edge-on galaxies, including extinction-free disk
thickness, were estimated from 2MASS NIR images.
FY07 Plans
Bizyaev will continue the observations of SIM reference stars. He and V.V. Smith expect to estimate
radial velocity variation and abundances [Fe/H] for most objects from their sample (about 1400 stars).
Studies of propagating star formation in collisional ring galaxies will be continued. Connection between
dark halos and stellar disks properties will be studied with the help of edge-on spiral galaxies.
ROBERT BLUM, Associate Astronomer, NOAO/NGSC
Research Interests
The Galactic Center; massive star formation; resolved stellar populations
FY06 Accomplishments
Blum, in collaboration with PI Meixner (STScI) and colleagues, continued as lead of the evolved stars
group (one of three science groups) on the Spitzer Space Telescope SAGE survey. This second
generation Legacy program surveyed the LMC in all IRAC and MIPS bands. Two papers were accepted
in refereed journals of which Blum was lead author on one. Blum is funding postdoc. Sean Points at
CTIO through a sizable Spitzer grant related to the SAGE project (with Co-I Olsen of CTIO). Blum
continued his collaboration with Conti (JILA) and Damineli (U. Sao Paulo) to investigate Galactic Giant
HII regions with a five-night run on the CTIO 4-m. Blum participated in first science use of the new
integral field spectrometer, NIFS, at Gemini North as a member of PI McGregor’s (ANU) NIFS science
team.
FY07 Plans
Blum will continue exploiting the SAGE data set. His evolved star group should produce several more
papers this year including a first author for postdoc. Points on the properties of LMC clusters as seen
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through SAGE. Blum will continue the program to investigate Galactic Giant HII region stellar content.
His group’s ninth paper in this effort is nearly ready to be submitted (lead author Lys Figueredo, a former
student of Damineli and now at Open University in the UK). This program seeks to understand massive
star formation and Galactic structure and uses the NOAO 4-meters and both Gemini 8-meter telescopes.
Blum is reducing a NIFS data set on two Galactic Giant HII regions taken during the 2006 PI time of
McGregor at Gemini North. This data set will result in a first author paper for Blum this year.
TODD BOROSON Astronomer (Deputy Director, NOAO)
Research Interests
Structural and physical properties of active galactic nuclei; stellar populations and their evolution; O/IR
instrumentation; analysis and mining of large astronomical data sets
FY06 Accomplishments
Boroson continued to work on reduction of the Gemini IR spectra of QSOs obtained in the previous year.
For the automatic measurement of QSO spectral properties, he has developed tools that utilize K-L
transforms to produce relatively noise-free versions of the many thousands of SDSS QSO spectra. A
number of new correlations among spectral properties are seen in the resulting database. In addition, in
collaboration with D. Schneider and M. Eracleous (Penn State U.), he has begun a study of possible
binary black hole AGN, in which the H-beta line peak is offset from the systemic velocity by thousands
of km/s.
FY07 Plans
Boroson plans a 6-month sabbatical in FY07, during which he will use the automatic tools developed in
the past year to complete the analysis of the low-redshift SDSS QSO spectra and interpret the observed
characteristics in terms of physical parameters. Spectra of the sample of possible binary black hole AGN
will be analyzed in search of evidence that the offset H-beta peaks are shifting.
KATHERINE J. BRAND, Research Associate±
SEAN D. BRITTAIN, Research Associate (Michelson Fellow, NASA)±
CHRISTINE CHEN, Research Associate (Spitzer Fellow, NASA)S
Research Interests
Star and planet formation
FY06 Accomplishments
Chen, in collaboration with the IRS Disks team (led by D. Watson, University of Rochester), modeled
Spitzer IRS 5–35-micron spectra of ~60 nearby IRAS-discovered debris disks. She assumed that
circumstellar dust was either located in (1) a ring around the star, or (2) a continuous disk that is
produced as particles spiral into the central star under the Poynting-Robertson effect. Chen found that the
spectra are better fit by a single temperature black body, suggesting that the inner regions of the disks
have been cleared and that the disks are collisionally dominated. In collaboration with A. Li and the Fab4
team (led by K. Stapelfeldt, JPL), Chen modeled the Spitzer IRS 5–35-micron spectrum of beta Pictoris.
She reported: (1) the first detection of weak crystalline silicate emission features at wavelengths lambda
> 20 microns, (2) upper limits on the atomic and molecular gas masses, and (3) that photon-stimulated
desorption may produce the observed atomic Na I gas seen in Keplerian rotation.
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FY07 Plans
Chen hopes to continue to study the dust and gas around young stars in Sco-Cen. In collaboration with
M. Jura (UCLA), she hopes to complete a Spitzer MIPS search for 24- and 70-micron excesses around
100 solar-like stars in ScoCen, and, in collaboration with the IRS Disks team, to use Spitzer IRS and
MIPS SED mode observations to follow up discoveries of debris disks. She will use follow-up
spectroscopy and SED-mode observations to determine the minerology and the structure of circumstellar
disks. In collaboration with J. Najita and M. Meyer (Steward), Chen hopes to obtain high-resolution
visual spectra of her ScoCen targets to search for accretion signatures and circumstellar atomic
absorption features. In collaboration with M. Jura and M. Munno (Caltech), she hopes to obtain x-ray
observations of her ScoCen targets to determine whether stellar wind drag is an effective dust grain
removal mechanism around solar-like stars with ages ~10 Myrs.
CHARLES F. CLAVER, Scientist
Research Interests
Age and history of the Milky Way; stellar populations; large optical/infrared telescopes; Large Synoptic
Survey Telescope; astronomical instrumentation; atmospheric physics
FY06 Accomplishments
As telescope/site scientist for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), Claver has continued his
work on the design and development of the 8.4-m 3.5-degree field-of-view telescope system. In
particular, Claver, Phillion (LLNL), and Upton (NIO) have worked to develop an optical compensation
strategy and show that the LSST optical design can be realized within reasonable tolerances. In addition,
Claver, working with Corson (WIYN) and an outside consultant, has developed new wavefront curvature
analysis software to work with the unusual pupil geometry. Claver, Burke (SLAC), Rosenberg (LLNL),
and scientists from the LSST collaboration have completed a coordinated campaign using SOAR and
Gemini South to evaluate the effects of atmospheric turbulence on estimating weak lensing induced
shear. The results of this work have resulted in one submitted journal paper, Asztalos et al, “Properties of
Ellipticity Correlation with Atmospheric Turbulence from Gemini” submitted to the Astrophysical
Journal and one paper in preparation describing the wavefront correlations at SOAR. Claver and Mighell
(NOAO) worked with REU student M. Stone over the summer to analyze data from two successful
observing runs with the WIYN Tip-Tilt module to observe the distant compact open clusters NGC-1193
and Be54. The high angular resolution from WIYN and the tip-tilt module enabled more precise and
deeper photometry than had been done previously.
FY07 Plans
Claver plans to continue his work on the LSST project toward detailing the telescope design and control
in preparation of a Conceptual Design Review. Claver, with others from the LSST project, will install an
infrared all-sky camera on Cerro Pachón to evaluate the relationship between IR imagery and visible
extinctions as part of LSST calibration studies. He will also continue leading the development of the
alignment and wavefront sensing strategy for the LSST active optics control system. Claver will also
continue in his role as interim LSST Systems Engineer until a full-time replacement can be found. He
plans to continue his observation work on old open clusters in the Milky Way.
STEVEN K. CROFT, Senior Science Education Specialist (Astronomer)
Research Interests
Variable stars; planetary geology and geophysics
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FY06 Accomplishments
Croft continued his work in formal and informal science education. He continued work on the
Investigating Astronomy project in partnership with TERC, providing scientific content and images to
the effort that will produce the first new astronomy textbook in 20 years aimed at high school students.
He also continued to develop an asteroid research project aimed at middle school students in support of
the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope educational outreach effort. He continued in the TLRBSE
program, providing technical support and running the project’s remote-controlled telescope program.
Croft wrote and submitted a new educational proposal tied to NOAO’s International Polar Year science
proposal, “Astronomical Site Survey of the Antarctic Plateau.” He also began work on the educational
outreach project supporting the Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope project.
FY07 Plans
Croft will continue work on the Investigating Astronomy project, participating in content development
and scientific reviews, and providing the numerous images and other astronomical data sets needed for
the project as it moves into its third year. He will also continue developing the asteroid research project
for the LSST EPO program, the GSMT EPO project, and, if funded, the Antarctic Site Selection project.
He will also continue coordinating the remote telescope portion of the Teacher Observing Program and
provide technical support to the TLRBSE program.
EMMANUELE DADDI, Research Associate (Spitzer Fellow, NASA)±
ARJUN DEY, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Galaxy evolution; high-redshift galaxies; large-scale structure; AGN evolution and clustering
FY06 Accomplishments
Dey is one of the two PIs (with Jannuzi) of the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS), an
investigation of galaxy evolution and clustering over an unprecedented volume. This survey has spurred
a huge investment in ground- and space-based resources (VLA, Westerbork, Spitzer, MMT, Keck,
GALEX, Chandra), and the resulting unique multi-wavelength database is allowing a comprehensive
study of galaxy evolution and structure formation in the 0<z<5 range. The optical data from the Bootes
field of the NDWFS, publicly released, is now the focus of much of Dey’s research. During the last year,
Dey was involved in the spectroscopic follow-up of galaxies and AGN selected from the NDWFS, in
particular focusing on mid-infrared sources in the field. This resulted in the discovery of a significant
sample of extremely red galaxies at z~2 that appear to be undergoing an active phase of star and AGN
formation. Dey is now investigating these objects using HST, Keck and the CSO. With postdocs K.
Brand, M. Brown and other collaborators, Dey continues to investigate the evolution of the X-ray
luminosity, mass, color, number density, and clustering of normal, early-type galaxies between 0<z<1.
Dey was the Study Scientist for the Feasibility Study for the Gemini Wide-Field Multi-object
Spectrometer (WFMOS), a next-generation instrument providing a highly multiplexed (~4800 fiber),
wide-field (1.5 deg) spectroscopic capability for the Gemini community. The Gemini Observatory is now
attempting to partner with the Subaru Observatory to realize this capability. The Study, completed in
FY05, was well received, and is now proceeding to a Conceptual Design Study Phase.
FY07 Plans
During the upcoming fiscal year, Dey will be on sabbatical. During this period, he will continue to work
primarily on galaxy evolution and clustering, using the NDWFS and related survey data. He plans to
continue studying the clustering and evolution of the red envelope galaxy population, investigating the
growth of the central black holes in these systems, and studying the high-z Lyman break galaxy
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population. Along with M. Prescott (Univ. of Arizona graduate student), Dey is beginning a study of the
space density of large Lyman Alpha-emitting nebulae and the constraints they place on the formation of
massive galaxies. He is also helping to organize a Tucson workshop on the formation of massive
galaxies. Dey will participate in the WFMOS Conceptual Study (being led by the AAO) in the role of
Survey Scientist, organizing the core science teams to carry out the two key scientific projects (a Dark
Energy study and a Galactic Archaeology study). Dey is also leading a study of the impact of a possible
field-of-view descope of the WFMOS key science projects.
DAVID DE YOUNG, Astronomer
Research Interests
Theoretical astrophysics, especially non-linear phenomena; galaxy clusters; active galactic nuclei;
extragalactic radio sources; MHD processes
FY06 Accomplishments
De Young completed and published (ApJ 1 Sept 2006) a series of calculations that examine the content
of extragalactic radio jets. Until now, the only known components in these objects were relativistic
electrons and magnetic fields. However, the combination of recent x-ray and radio observations of radio
sources in rich clusters allowed for the first time accurate calorimetry of radio sources. Knowledge of the
total energy present in these objects then permits limits to be placed on the nature of the particle content
in the jets that supply the extended sources. De Young, in collaboration with T.W. Jones (U. Minnesota)
and S.M. O’Neill (U. Minnesota), also completed an extension to three dimensions of time-dependent
numerical MHD simulations of the evolution of radio sources in clusters of galaxies. These calculations
will extend the previous set of two-dimensional studies completed in FY05, and they should provide a
definitive view of the evolution of these objects and their contribution to reheating of the intracluster
medium.
FY07 Plans
De Young will continue work on the evolution of radio sources in clusters, using the recently completed
3-D extension of the MHD calculations mentioned above. Detailed calculations of the evolution of
“heavy” jets from AGN are being initiated, as are new calculations of mass entrainment in collimated
outflows that include self-consistent evolution of magnetic fields. De Young will also continue
collaboration with T. Rector (U. Alaska) on the evolution of compact outflows in the nuclei of galaxies.
MARK DICKINSON, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Galaxy formation and evolution; galaxy clusters and large-scale structure; quasar absorption line
systems; evolution of active galaxies
FY06 Accomplishments
Dickinson successfully proposed for a second Spitzer Legacy science program, described in more detail
below in FY07 Plans. The Legacy projects are major surveys using large amounts of Spitzer observing
time to produce public data products useful for addressing a variety of important scientific problems. At
NOAO, Dickinson coordinated most of the logistics for the GOODS data reduction and delivery, and for
ground-based supporting observations. He continued an NOAO/TSIP program of Keck spectroscopy
targeting 24-micron sources at 0.8 < z < 2.5 and Lyman break galaxies at 3.5 < z < 6.5. Along with other
members of the GOODS science team, Dickinson has been analyzing the stellar populations and masses
of high redshift galaxies selected in a variety of ways, as well as the dust-obscured energetics of star
formation and active galactic nuclei. The survey has identified and spectroscopically confirmed galaxies
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at z~5 to 6 with stellar masses approaching that of today’s Milky Way, as well as highly tantalizing (but
as yet unconfirmed) candidates for much more massive galaxies at still higher redshifts. GOODS 24micron data has also uncovered a very numerous population of luminous and ultraluminous infrared
starburst galaxies at 1.5 < z < 3. Dickinson worked with NOAO postdoctoral fellows Daddi and
MacDonald on science from GOODS, including efforts to calibrate the derived star formation rates using
multiwavelength data. Their work showed that this redshift interval was the epoch in which today’s most
massive galaxies appear to have formed most of their stars. Dickinson has been working with
collaborators at the SSC and other institutions to obtain IRS follow-up spectroscopy of faint 24-micron
sources in GOODS, and 16-micron imaging over both GOODS fields.
FY07 Plans
Dickinson, along with NOAO postdoc researchers N. Reddy and S. Salim, will work on science from the
new Legacy program and from GOODS. The Legacy program will obtain deep Spitzer/MIPS
observations over three fields with a combined solid angle roughly 7x that of GOODS. In particular, the
project will be geared toward very deep 70-micron observations. Previously, most Spitzer surveys at
wavelengths longer than 24 microns were too shallow to detect any but the most hyperluminous and
exotic objects at z > 1. The new program will expose 12 times longer than in the MIPS GTO deep
surveys, enough to detect a significant number of luminous infrared galaxies at 1 < z < 2. These data will
sample dust emission in the 25–35-micron rest frame wavelength range, which Spitzer surveys of nearby
galaxies have shown correlates extremely well with star formation, avoiding many of the physical and
observational complexities of the shorter mid-infrared wavelengths where PAH emission and silicate
absorption dominate the spectrum. The 70-micron data will thus help interpret and calibrate the more
sensitive but also more ambiguous 24-micron data. In combination with radio and submm observations
of these fields, Dickinson, Reddy and Salim will also measure dust temperatures in galaxies at high
redshift. The new program will also obtain 24-micron imaging at “near-GOODS” depth over a much
larger area than GOODS. The combined 24- and 70-micron data offer a powerful means to identify
heavily obscured AGN by their warm dust emission. Observations for the new program began in early
September 2006, and will continue through the summer of 2007.
JONATHAN H. ELIAS, Astronomer
Research Interests
Star formation and evolution; Magellanic Clouds; supernovae
FY06 Accomplishments
Elias was the NOAO lead on a feasibility study for the Thirty Meter Telescope mid-infrared echelle
spectrograph (MIRES) and provided support for other TMT instrument development activities. The
MIRES feasibility study was completed and reviewed in March. Elias was designated the NOAO Project
Scientist for TMT in February.
FY07 Plans
Elias’ scientific activities planned for FY07 will be almost exclusively in support of TMT, including, but
not limited to, support of the TMT SAC and systems engineering effort.
KATY GARMANY, Associate Scientist (Senior Science Education Specialist)
Research Interests
Formation and evolution of massive stars
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FY06 Accomplishments
Garmany took over management of the TLRBSE program, including recruiting teachers, teaching an online component and organizing the summer workshop, including 4 nights at Kitt Peak. She managed the
teacher/student observing program (TOP) and handled groups at the 0.9-m, and is developing a student
project using data from this telescope. She taught Astronomy 101 at the Tohono O’Odham Community
College in Sells, and worked with the College as they prepared an NSF proposal for increased science
and math at TOCC. She collaborated on two successful science education proposals with other NOAO
scientists.
FY07 Goals
Garmany will manage the transition of the TLRBSE program to in-house funding and refine the focus of
this program. She will continue to work with the Tohono O’Odham to increase communication, both
through the community college and through other contact in the community. Garmany expects to
complete work on a major revision of the TLRBSE (now Astronomy RBSE) Web site and incorporate
material developed as part of her other EPO grants.
KENNETH H. HINKLE, Scientist
Research Interests
Peculiar and late-type stars; circumstellar and interstellar matter; molecular spectroscopy;
instrumentation
FY06 Accomplishments
Hinkle, with Wallace (NOAO), Ayres (CASA), and Valenti (STScI), published a monograph on
observations of and line identification in the Arcturus UV spectrum. Hinkle continued his work on the
evolution of late-type binary systems. Papers were published in collaboration with Fekel (Tennessee
State), Joyce (NOAO), Lebzelter (Vienna), and Wood (ANU) on the evolution of the neutron star-AGB
binary V2116 Oph and several white dwarf-red giant systems. Hinkle continued work with Lebzelter on
Spitzer observations of circumstellar shells around 47 Tuc AGB stars. Hinkle also collaborated with
Brittain (Clemson) and Lambert (Texas) on circumstellar disks. Hinkle authored one paper and coauthored an additional three SPIE papers resulting from the design of the high-resolution near-infrared
spectrograph HRNIRS.
FY07 Plans
Hinkle will continue work on high-resolution, near-infrared spectrographs. In addition to work on
instrumentation, Hinkle will continue several ongoing collaborations with Lambert, V. Smith, and Cuhna
(NOAO) on abundances of evolved stars. Additional observations of orbital data for evolved late-type
binaries with publications in collaboration with Fekel and Joyce are envisaged. Hinkle will also continue
working on several projects concerning infrared observations of circumstellar and circumbinary shells
and disks in collaboration with Brittain and Lebzelter.
BUELL T. JANNUZI, Associate Astronomer (Acting Director and Deputy Director, Kitt Peak National
Observatory)
Research Interests
Observational cosmology; formation and evolution of large-scale structure; quasars and quasar
absorption line systems; instrumentation for surveys
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FY06 Accomplishments
Jannuzi continued work as Co-PI with A. Dey on the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (NDWFS), an 18
square degree optical and near-IR imaging survey designed to study the formation and evolution of
galaxies and large-scale structure in the Universe. The survey covers two sub-fields located in the
constellations Boötes and Cetus. The primary observations for the NDWFS were completed in 2004, but
processing of the images continued in FY06. The Boötes field images and catalogs were released in
October 2004. Jannuzi has been preparing the Cetus data for release during FY07. Over 100 papers have
already made use of these data to study a variety of astrophysical problems, and additional papers are in
preparation. In FY06, Jannuzi co-authored 14 of these papers covering a diverse set of topics, ranging
from “The Evolving Luminosity Function of Red Galaxies” (Brown et al., 2006) to a study of rare
objects found by their mid-IR properties (Stern et al., 2006).
Jannuzi co-authored additional papers in FY06 studying clusters of galaxies and the properties of
AGN. His ongoing studies of the intergalactic medium resulted in the paper, “The Association between
Gas and Galaxies II: The 2-point Correlation Function,” submitted, with R. Willman, S. Morris, A.
Shone (Durham U.) and R. Dave (U. of Arizona), to MNRAS during the summer of 2006.
FY07 Plans
Jannuzi plans to complete a study (in collaboration with J. Bechtold) of the physical properties of
Lyman-alpha absorption line systems using HST/STIS UV spectroscopy of intermediate redshift quasars.
He will also remain involved in analysis of several recently completed surveys: the Large Area Lymanalpha (LALA) Survey (PIs Rhoads and Malhotra), AGES (AGN Galaxy Evolution Survey; PIs
Kochaneck and Eisenstein), and CHAMP (The Chandra Multi-wavelength Project; PI P. Green). Jannuzi
will continue as a co-I in the IRAC Shallow Survey (PI Eisenhardt), the deep near-IR imaging survey
(FLAMEX, PIs Elston and Gonzalez), and the Spitzer MIPS (PI Soifer) imaging surveys that are observing
portions of the NDWFS survey fields. Jannuzi is co-I on several HST and Spitzer programs approved for
time during 2006. With these programs he will study the evolving properties of galaxies as a function of
time.
RICHARD R. JOYCE, Scientist
Research Interests
Late-type stars; mass loss; infrared detector and instrumentation development
FY06 Accomplishments
Joyce continued a long-term project with Hinkle (NOAO) and Fekel (TSU) to determine orbits of
symbiotic stars by measurement of their radial velocities at infrared wavelengths, emphasizing the
largely unstudied Southern sky. The results for V2116 Oph, a rare neutron star symbiotic, were published
and results for several other symbiotics were accepted for publication. The same observational
techniques were used to measure the pulsation of long-period variable stars in 47 Tucanae. Joyce also
collaborated in a study of carbon and oxygen abundances in metal-poor globular cluster stars, using highresolution infrared spectra obtained with Phoenix on Gemini South.
FY07 Plans
Joyce will continue the infrared radial velocity measurements of the Southern symbiotic stars and the
abundance studies of globular cluster stars. He will use awarded observing time with IRMOS on the
Mayall telescope to survey a number of Planetary Nebulae at high spectral resolution in the infrared. One
goal is to identify lines of uncommon elements whose presence may be diagnostic of neutron-capture
processes in the progenitor star.
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TOM KINMAN, Emeritus Astronomer
RESEARCH INTEREST
Galactic structure; galactic halo; horizontal branch stars; RR Lyrae stars
FY06 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Kinman acquired and partly reduced 706 frames of 77 RR Lyrae stars mostly in Lick Survey fields using
the 32-inch Tenagra telescope. Kinman, with Clewley (Oxford), worked on improving SDSS ugr to UBV
transformations and published a paper with him showing possible spatial clumping in BHB stars found in
an SDSS survey. Kinman, with Cacciari (Bologna) revised distances of 117 NGP halo stars and found
that the RR Lyrae stars, but not BHB stars, showed strong retrograde motion (agreeing with Borkova and
Marsakov). Kinman collaborated with Morrison (Case) to get improved samples for an analysis of the
local halo, and contributed both visual and IR photometry (and some spectroscopy) of local halo stars
collected over the years.
FY07 PLANS
Kinman will continue CCD photometry of RR Lyrae stars in Lick fields if the Tenagra telescope is
available, and will reduce existing data from this telescope. Kinman will publish his nearly completed
discussion of halo kinematics at the NGP and follow this with a paper giving the data on which this is
based. This will include a comparison of the Johnson colors with those from 2MASS, SDSS, etc. An
updatable version will be put on the Web. Kinman will continue work with Clewley on photometric
transformations and halo clumps. Kinman will continue the collaboration with Morrison, Helmi et al.,
which aims to find local halo “groups” using angular momenta diagrams.
TOD R. LAUER, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Extragalactic astronomy; normal galaxies; nuclear black holes; stellar populations; cosmology;
astronomical image processing; space-based astronomy platforms
FY06 Accomplishments
Lauer was Principal Investigator of a successful NASA profile to define the Destiny concept for the Joint
Dark Energy Mission. Desinty is a Near-IR Space Telescope that will use supernovae and weak lensing
as dark energy probes. Lauer was the lead author on two major papers on the central structure of
ellipticals galaxies, one ratifying the bimodal central structure of galaxies, and the second concluding that
extremely high mass black holes may reside at the center of the brightest cluster galaxies (BCG). To test
this hypothesis, Lauer and a number of his colleagues on the “Nuker” Team have begun a program of
using the Keck OSIRIS instrument with laser adaptive optics to weigh black holes at the centers of
BCGs.
FY07 Plans
Lauer’s major task will be to lead the Destiny JDEM study. Current plans are that NASA will review the
overall status of JDEM in 2007 to decide if a mission can be undertaken in the near future. Lauer will
also continue to work on measuring the properties of black holes in the most massive galaxies. Lauer also
will be working on the HST program on the structure of the M31 nucleus, the stellar population of M31,
and searching for microlensing events in M87.
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TING-HUI LEE, Research Associate (NASA)S
Research Interests
Late stages of stellar evolution; Galactic and extra-Galactic planetary nebulae (PNe); mechanisms of
shaping PNe; radiative transfer; eclipsing binaries
FY06 Accomplishments
Lee and collaborators completed the analysis of high-resolution spectra of eight Galactic planetary
nebulae. She and Stanghellini (NOAO) obtained HST/ACS prism observations of 11 PNe in the Small
Magellanic Cloud. The UV spectra provided essential carbon emission lines to determine carbon
abundances of these PNe and probe the cosmic recycling of the interstellar material in the SMC. In
collaboration with J. Lim (ASIAA) and S. Kwok (UHK), Lee also completed analyses of optically thick
radio cores of narrow-waist bipolar nebulae.
FY07 Plans
With Stanghellini, Lee will continue her work on the analysis of carbon abundances of SMC PNe. She
has started and will continue reducing ground-based spectroscopic data of LMC and SMC PNe to study
their nebular abundances. She will continue collaborating with Lim and Kwok to investigate the
structures and properties of radio cores of bipolar PNe using VLA. In addition, she will join the Kepler
mission and work with Howell to investigate planet transits and eclipsing binaries in the Kepler field.
JENNIFER LOTZ, Research Associate (Leo Goldberg Fellow)¬
Research Interests
Galaxy evolution; galaxy mergers; extra-galactic globular clusters; dwarf galaxies
FY06 Accomplishments
Lotz continued her program to study the role of galaxy mergers in the evolution of galaxy morphology
and star-formation. With the Extended Groth Strip team, Lotz lead the efforts to analyze the HST ACS
survey of ~700 square arcmins in the Extended Groth Strip. Lotz submitted a major paper on the
evolution of galaxy morphology and merger rate in the Extended Groth Strip over the previous 8 Gyr.
Although the observed galaxy merger rate evolves weakly at redshift less than 1, it is sufficient to
produce a significant population of red spheroidal merger remnants. Other projects with the EGS team
included studies of the importance of mergers and interactions in triggering AGN activity (with C.
Pierce, UCSC), the kinematics of morphologically-disturbed galaxies (S. Kassin, UCSC), and the starformation rates per unit stellar mass of mergers and close pairs (L. Lin, NTU). Lotz also continued her
analysis of simulations of major gas-rich galaxy mergers with the UCSC theory group (J. Primack, P.
Jonsson, T. Cox). She was a Co-I on a successful HST archival proposal and a Spitzer theory proposal to
study the morphologies, spectral energy distributions, and dust properties of simulated minor mergers
and mergers with AGN feedback (PI Jonsson).
Lotz was the sole co-author on a major paper submitted by B. Miller (Gemini) on the globular
cluster systems of ~70 dwarf elliptical galaxies. They find that the dE globular cluster systems show less
evidence for cluster disruption than cluster systems in massive galaxies. They also find that the ratio of
globular clusters to host galaxy stellar mass increases strongly for less massive galaxies, indicating that
field star formation may be less efficient in less massive galaxies.
FY07 Plans
Lotz plans to continue her program to study galaxy mergers. Her top priority is to complete the analysis
of galaxy merger simulations, including the new simulations of minor mergers and mergers with AGN
feedback, as these are needed to calibrate the timescales for merger-driven morphological disturbances
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and star-bursts. With the EGS and GOODS teams, she also plans to extend her study of mergers at
redshifts less than 1 and study the distribution of merger masses, star-formation rates, colors, and
kinematics to place tighter constraints on the evolution of merger remnants and galaxy assembly
processes.
C. ROGER LYNDS, Astronomer
Research Interests
Observational cosmology; physics; instrumentation
FY06 Accomplishments
Lynds spent the full year focused primarily on a study of the potential of various locations on the
Antarctic plateau as possible sites where major investment in astronomical facilities would provide
observations of outstanding merit. This study has involved an investigation of the nearly unique
meteorological conditions on the plateau and their relationship with the large- and small-scale
topographic circumstances of sites. The work has depended heavily on an analysis of the extensive
radiosonde data available for the South Pole and on remote sensing data from satellite observations.
FY07 Plans
Lynds expects to continue studying the meteorology of the Antarctic continent as it relates to its
astronomical suitability for major observatory development.
LUCAS M. MACRI, Research Associate (Goldberg Fellow & NASA)S
Research Interests
Extragalactic Distance Scale (Cepheids, Tully-Fisher relation); resolved stellar populations; variable
stars; large-scale structure (redshift surveys, peculiar velocity surveys)
FY06 Accomplishments
Macri authored a paper on a new absolute calibration of the Cepheid Distance Scale through the
discovery of Cepheid variables in the “maser galaxy” NGC 4258 using HST/ACS. He presented results
from this project at several conferences, including the Latin American Regional IAU meeting in Pucón,
Chile. Macri was co-author of two publications that made use of his ongoing work on the 2MASS
Redshift Survey. The survey started its next phase with the award of 300 hours of time at the GBT and
Parkes radio telescopes to undertake a peculiar velocity survey based on the Tully-Fisher relation. Macri
was a Co-I in two large HST proposals that were awarded 376 orbits in Cycle 15 to study Cepheids in the
Coma Cluster and in the hosts of type Ia SNe.
FY07 Plans
Macri will author several publications based on follow-up observations of Cepheids in NGC 4258 using
NICMOS, ACS/HRC and GMOS-N. He will also work on the planning and early data reduction and
analysis of the two large Cycle 15 proposals mentioned above. He hopes to be among the first users of
NEWFIRM at the Kitt Peak 4-m telescope in order to accurately calibrate his extensive Gemini nearinfrared imaging survey of M33.
THOMAS MATHESON, Assistant Astronomer
Research Interests
Supernovae; novae; gamma-ray bursts; cosmology
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FY06 Accomplishments
Matheson was a co-author on five published papers and fourteen IAU/CBET Circulars in FY06. These
included papers on analysis of high-redshift Type Ia supernovae from the ESSENCE project, as well as
other results from studies of high-redshift supernovae. There was also a large data release of supernova
light curves from the CfA.
FY07 Plans
Matheson will coordinate spectroscopic observations for the ESSENCE project, especially use of the
Gemini telescopes. In addition, he will continue to work on large low-redshift samples of Type Ia
supernovae. A collaboration with CfA astronomers and Harvard statisticians will look at quantitative
tools for comparative spectroscopy.
EMILY MACDONALD, Research Associate (Spitzer/GOODS, NASA)±
K. MICHAEL MERRILL, Associate Scientist (Supervisor of Mountain Scientific Support, Kitt Peak
National Observatory)
Research Interests
Star formation and evolution; interstellar/circumstellar dust; infrared instrumentation; data acquisition
and reduction; infrared detectors
FY06 Accomplishments
As an active participant in the continuing GRB Target of Opportunity program at NOAO led by Levan,
Fruchter and Rhoads, Merrill participated in new observation opportunities and reduced data for
“Infrared and Optical Observations of GRB 030115 and its Extremely Red Host Galaxy: Implications for
Dark Bursts”. Merrill was an integral member of the NOAO team effort to produce high-spatial
resolution near diffraction-limited K and L band images at the KPNO Mayall telescope using real-time
shift and add (DLIRIM). Most recently, this has resulted in the publication “High Spatial Resolution
Near-Infrared Images of Taurus Protostars” with Gramajo, Whitney, Kenyon, and Gomez.
FY07 Plans
Merrill will continue as part of the GRB ToO team and expects to be an active participant in all aspects
of the effort to deliver and verify science operations for the NEWFIRM instrument at KPNO. Merrill will
continue as lead scientist for the production and characterization of NEWFIRM arrays and the
NEWFIRM Monsoon array controller.
KENNETH J. MIGHELL, Associate Scientist (REU Site Director, KPNO) (NASA)S
Research Interests
Stellar populations within the Galaxy; formation and evolution of Local Group galaxies; dwarf
spheroidal galaxies; precision CCD stellar photometry and astrometry; parallel-processing astronomical
image-analysis applications; astrophysical applications of low-count statistics
FY06 Accomplishments
In a collaborative research effort with the Spitzer Space Telescope’s Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
instrument team, Mighell has analyzed IRAC Channel 1 data of a single bright isolated star and has
demonstrated a new analysis method which yields an improvement in photometric precision of more than
100% over the best results obtained with aperture photometry. Mighell, Claver, and their 2006 REU
intern, Myra Stone, analyzed WIYN Tip-Tilt Module observations of the Galactic open cluster NGC
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1193 and determined that the cluster is 5 Gyr old with a metallicity of [Fe/H] = –0.30 and has distance
modulus of (m-M)V = 14.12 mag with a reddening of E(B-V) = 0.21 mag. Mighell received a 3-year
grant for the proposal “Parallel-Processing Astrophysical Image-Analysis Tools” from the Applied
Information Systems Research (AISR) program of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate; a 3-year
NASA Education and Public Outreach supplemental grant to the AISR grant was received for the
proposal “On-line Astronomical Image Analysis for Students.”
FY07 Plans
Mighell will publish a paper describing the Lost Flux Method for improving the precision of space-based
near-infrared stellar photometry with lossy detectors like Ch1 of Spitzer’s IRAC instrument. Mighell will
continue his efforts to significantly improve the precision and accuracy of stellar photometry and
astrometry from space-based, state-of-the-art cameras by enhancing the capabilities of the C-language
implementation of his MATPHOT algorithm; all code and documentation will be freely available at the
MATPHOT Web site: http://www.noao.edu/staff. Mighell, Garmany, and Fitzpatrick will start to
develop a web-based astronomy package that will allow students to remotely use computer Web services
provided by NOAO to carry out basic functions of astronomical image processing. Mighell will lead the
NOAO staff effort to write the 5-year renewal proposal for the NSF-funded KPNO Research Experiences
for Undergraduates (REU) program, which is due next September.
JEREMY MOULD, Astronomer (Director, NOAO)
Research Interests
Observational cosmology and the extra-galactic distance scale; large optical/infrared telescopes; stellar
populations
FY06 Accomplishments
Mould worked with the Spitzer MIPS team on stellar populations in the dwarf elliptical companion of
M31, NGC 205. There is increasing evidence that thick disks in galaxies provide a fossil record of an
early epoch of disk formation, involving mergers of gas-rich peer protogalaxies. To investigate these
stellar populations, Mould investigated ACS photometry of the edge-on galaxy NGC 891 in the HST
archive, finding that the thick disk is red, old, and relatively metal rich. He also worked with the Spitzer
MIPS team investigating deep galaxy counts. Mould, Ferrarese, Stetson (DAO), and others measured
Cepheid distances for NGC 5128 in order to strengthen the calibration of surface brightness fluctuations
as a standard candle.
FY07 Plans
Mould is a member of Meixner’s (STScI) team surveying the LMC with Spitzer; specifically, Mould is
part of the subgroup led by R. Blum (NOAO) studying mass loss from evolved stars. With Blum and K.
Olsen, circumstellar shells will also be sought in the Carina dwarf galaxy. To build on the HST Key
Project on the extragalactic distance scale, Mould is a member of a team that includes K. Cook and L.
Macri of NOAO to measure Cepheid distances with HST’s Advanced Camera for Surveys by finding
Cepheids in two galaxies in the Coma cluster. Mould will continue to participate in the HST COSMOS
collaboration, studying the interplay between large-scale structure, evolution, and the formation of
galaxies.
JOAN R. NAJITA, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Star and planet formation; wide-field surveys
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FY06 Accomplishments
In collaboration with S. Strom (NOAO) and J. Muzerolle (Steward Observatory), Najita examined the
evolutionary state of the “transition disks” being discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope. One of the
goals of the study was to understand which, if any, of these systems are in the process of forming planets.
By examining stellar accretion rates and disk masses of transition disks, the transition disks were found
to divide into two populations: (1) a group with high disk masses and low stellar accretion rates for their
disk masses; these may have formed a Jovian mass companion; and (2) a group with low mass disks that
may be in an advanced state of photoevaporation. As a member of both the Spitzer FEPS Legacy and
IRS GTO teams studying disks around young stars, Najita contributed to several papers covering gas in
debris disks, water emission from a protostellar source, mineralogy of T Tauri star disks, and other topics.
FY07 Plans
Najita will continue to study the gas in the inner regions of planet-forming disks. A major goal is to
complete the study, with J. Carr (NRL), N. Crockett, and R. Mathieu (U. Wisconsin), of CO fundamental
emission as a probe of dissipating inner disks. A related study is on the radial filling factors of gas in
transition disks, utilizing both ground-based data and data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. With G.
Doppmann and other members of the TEXES team, Najita will be searching for hydrocarbons and other
molecules in planet-forming disks (in L-band and the mid-infrared). With S. Strom and J. Muzerolle,
Najita will also complete a census of stellar accretion rates for young stars in Taurus and IC348.
STEPHEN POMPEA, Scientist (Manager, Science Education)
Research Interests
Inquiry- and research-based science education; informal education program design, astronomical
instrumentation
FY06 Accomplishments
Pompea continued his work with the formal and informal science education communities as well as his
work on stray light in optical systems, optical properties of surfaces for instrumentation, and
astronomical optical systems analysis and optimization. In science education, Pompea provided creative
work and leadership for the NSF project Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education
(TLRBSE) (PI) as it ended NSF EISE program funding and transformed itself into an NOAO core
education program. He also extended the concept to associated NOAO spin-off programs, such as the
Spitzer Space Telescope Teacher and Student Observing Program. Pompea was active in the NSF-funded
programs Collaboration to Advance Teaching Technology and Science (CATTS) GK-12 (Co-PI),
Hands-On Optics (HOO) (Co-PI and Project Director), Astronomy from the Ground Up (AFGU) (Co-PI)
and Investigating Astronomy (Co-PI). Pompea worked on LSST education and outreach and was a team
member of several NASA EPO teams, including WISE and JWST NIRCam, as well as the UA
Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) group. He also served on several
education and advisory boards, including the SOFIA education board. The Revealing the Invisible
Universe from Nanoscopes to Telescopes project (NSF, Co-PI),with its project outcomes, was completed
this year. The AFGU project delivered its first workshop for museum educators in Tucson in April. HOO
delivered workshops for informal educators at many locales nationwide including the California Science
Center, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Colorado MESA program; distributed its second set of
modules; and established contracts with a kit distribution partner.
FY07 Plans
Pompea will continue his work on these ongoing projects in FY2007. AFGU will deliver its next
professional development workshop in Boston in November 2007. HOO will give workshops at Chabot
Science Center, ’Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, MESA of New Mexico, and other locales during
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this year. The TLRBSE project will continue its observing and research opportunities for teachers and
students at Kitt Peak, and will extend the concept of teacher and student research through follow-up
research using the additional observing time with the Spitzer Space Telescope given in our collaboration
with the Spitzer Science Center. Pompea will continue research on developing high contrast/low stray
light imaging and spectroscopic systems and in aiding NOAO and its partners on optimizing new and
existing telescopes for better stray light performance. Pompea will be exploring some new calculations to
continue a previous project on dynamical evolution of the Earth-Moon system.
RON PROBST, Scientist
Research Interests
Infrared instrumentation for large telescopes; star formation
FY06 Accomplishments
Probst worked as Project Scientist, Systems Engineer, and co-Project Manager (with D. Sprayberry) to
move the NEWFIRM infrared camera project into the instrument integration and test phase. Probst’s
triple role required maintaining a watchful eye on scientific performance while participating in detailed
engineering decisions and pushing to maintain schedule in the face of some technical setbacks. Probst
also worked on planning for the Science Verification observations incorporated into the instrument
commissioning period, and on defining high-impact science use in NEWFIRM’s first years of service.
FY07 Plans
Probst will lead the NEWFIRM project through first light commissioning and science verification
observing on the Mayall 4-m telescope in Semester A 2007. Science verification observations are welldefined scientific projects in galactic and extragalactic astronomy. Internal and external scientific
participants will be closely involved. These observations will produce data products in a public archive
that will have immediate scientific impact and long-term value. Probst will continue to work with the
array development, array controller, and reduction pipeline project teams within the NEWFIRM program
to deliver a fully integrated, end-to-end, observational facility offered for general public use in Semester
B 2007.
NAVEEN A. REDDY, Astronomer (Research Associate)
Research Interests
Galaxy formation and evolution; multi-wavelength star formation rate indicators; stellar populations at
high redshift; evolution of the intergalactic medium at high redshift
FY06 Accomplishments
Reddy worked with Steidel (California Institute of Technology) and collaborators to use deep
Spitzer/MIPS images of high redshift galaxies to assess their bolometric luminosities and extinction
properties. Reddy published this work, showing that typical galaxies selected in optical surveys at
redshift z~2 are infrared luminous galaxies, and establishing a strong relationship between bolometric
luminosity and dust attenuation. In addition, Reddy published a survey paper describing a program of
rest-frame UV spectroscopy in the GOODS-North field, which included an analysis of the stellar
populations, stellar masses, ages, star formation rates, and extinction properties of galaxies at z~2–3.
FY07 Plans
Reddy will be working with M. Dickinson (NOAO) and other members of the GOODS team to study the
16- and 24-micron properties of galaxies at z~1 and z~2, respectively, to assess the evolution in the
correlation between bolometric luminosity and dust attenuation of galaxies. Quantifying this evolution
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will place constraints on the number of dusty galaxies at high redshift that are missed by UV-dropout
samples at z>3, and the slope of the star formation rate density as a function of redshift for z>3. Reddy
will continue to work on simulations to quantify the incompleteness of high redshift samples of galaxies
and to assess multi-wavelength luminosity functions at z~2–4, where the bulk of the stellar mass in the
Universe was formed.
STEPHEN RIDGWAY, Astronomer
Research Interests
Stellar physics and exo-planetary systems; high contrast imaging; high angular resolution techniques;
application of infrared methods to astronomy
FY06 Accomplishments
Ridgway continued his near-full time work at NASA headquarters, under Intergovernment Personnel Act
agreement, in the role of Program Scientist, Program Executive and Discipline Scientist. During his
service for NOAO, he shares responsibility for oversight and management of the Adaptive Optics
Development Program activity. He worked on preparation of the NOAO proposal “Astronomical Site
Survey of the Antarctic Plateau” and on planning for future developments in optical interferometry. He
managed the optics procurement phase of a collaborative program with Subaru Telescope staff (Olivier
Guyon, PI) to develop a new coronagraphic technique based on phase-induced apodization. Ridgway
continues to collaborate with colleagues at CHARA and Meudon on scientific programs in optical
interferometry.
FY07 Plans
Ridgway will devote 90% of his time to responsibilities at NASA HQ. He will organize an NOAO
workshop on the “Future of Optical Interferometry,” and will continue to participate in collaborative
R&D and scientific programs.
GREGORY RUDNICK, Research Associate (Leo Goldberg Fellow)
Research Interests
Evolution of high redshift galaxies and intermediate redshift galaxy clusters
FY06 Accomplishments
Rudnick and collaborators, I. Labbe (Carnegie Observatory), N. Foerster Schreiber (MPE), M. Franx
(Leiden Observatory), and H. W.. Rix (MPIA), measured the evolution of the volume average properties
of luminous galaxies from z=3 to z=0. They determined that the mean spectral energy distribution (SED)
of rest-frame optically luminous galaxies evolves towards redder colors with increasing time and always
looks like that of a normal galaxy from the local universe. They also determined that the stellar mass
density of the Universe declines by a factor of ~4–10 from z=3 to the present day. This was derived over
4 disjoint fields, greatly reducing the effect of their result on cosmic variance. They determined that
traditional techniques of selecting galaxies in the rest-frame Ultra-violet (observed optical) at high
redshift misses approximately 50% of the stellar mass density, highlighting the need for deep NIR
surveys. Rudnick and collaborators from the ESO Distant Cluster Survey (EDisCS) studied galaxy
clusters at 0.4<z<0.8. They used 24-micron imaging from the Spitzer telescope to measure the star
formation rates (SFRs) of the cluster galaxies and compare them to the SFRs of galaxies in the field. This
will help determine what processes terminate star formation in galaxies that enter the dense cluster
environment. They also studied the luminosity function of the cluster galaxies and found tentative
evidence for a steep faint end slope of the luminosity function, implying a large population of faint
galaxies not seen in local clusters.
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FY07 Plans
Rudnick, C. Papovich (Steward Observatory), E. Le Floc’h (IfA, Hawaii), and C. Wilmer (Steward
Observatory) will conduct a large spectroscopic survey of star forming galaxies at 1.5<z<2.6. The
telescope time has been awarded and observations will be made in October and November 2006. The
goal of this project will be to constrain the redshift and obtain accurate bolometric corrections from the
observed 24-micron flux to a total Infrared luminosity (LIR). Currently, lack of spectroscopic redshifts
for these objects is one of the dominant uncertainties in determining LIR, and hence the star formation
rate. In addition to optical spectroscopy, they will obtain NIR spectroscopy with GNIRS on the Gemini
South telescope to derive SFR estimates from the Halpha emission line, which can be cross-checked
against the LIR derived SFRs. Rudnick and Jablonka (Observatoire de Sauverny) will measure the
correlations between morphological disturbance and recent star formation history (SFH) in cluster
galaxies from the EDisCS survey at 0.4<z<0.8. By determining the relative timescales with which star
formation and morphology are altered during cluster infall, they will be able to constrain the processes
that transform galaxies. Rudnick and M. Lehnert (Paris Observatory, Meudon) will use IRAC data from
Spitzer observations of EDisCS clusters to constrain the properties of cluster galaxies as well as to
measure the rest-frame optical properties of z=5 galaxies behind the EDisCS clusters that have been
spectroscopically confirmed as part of an ESO large program (PI: M. Bremer).
ABHIJIT SAHA, Astronomer
Research Interests
Variable stars; stellar populations in nearby Galaxies; distance scale; absolute calibration of Type-Ia
supernovae as distance indicators; galactic structure; assembly and star formation history in nearby
galaxies
FY06 Accomplishments
Saha and collaborators performed a pilot study of the stellar populations in the outer limits of the
LMC/SMC complex, at distances approaching the nominal tidal radii of these objects. After
demonstrating the feasibility of their method, an NOAO survey project using the Blanco 4-m telescope
has been launched with Saha as principal investigator. Saha has participated in the investigation of
Cepheids in the extremely metal-poor galaxy IZw18. This is part of a larger context of examining the
universality of the Cepheid period-luminosity relation. Data collection for IZw18 is complete, and
analysis is in progress. A summary study of the calibration of SNeIa as standard candles using Cepheid
distances to host galaxies of nearby SNeIa has been concluded (with collaborators Sandage, Tammann
and others), with a final paper in press. Saha has also obtained data with the Gemini telescope to resolve
the controversy over the distance to a dwarf galaxy DDO 187. Analysis is in progress, and it is clear that
a definitive answer will result. In another collaboration (PI: Pritzl), data from Gemini-N is being
processed for the discovery of RR Lyrae stars in M33. The frequency of occurrence of RR Lyraes in the
disk and/or halo of M33 holds important clues to the formation of this galaxy, which appears to have had
no major mergers in its lifetime. Work is also in progress on the star formation history of the dwarf
galaxy Leo A, using data from the ACS on HST. Saha is also involved in the general retroactive
precision photometry calibration of ACS data.
FY07 Plans
The majority of Saha’s research effort will go into the NOAO “Outer Limits” Survey, which will trace
the extended structure of the LMC and SMC to distinguish between a spheroidal halo vs. an exponential
disk out at distances 7 to 15 kpc from the center. It will include a much more sensitive search for stellar
tidal debris along the Magellanic stream than has been done to date. Completion of the other ongoing
projects (described in FY06 Accomplishments) will take up the remaining efforts. Saha has participated
over the years in the development of the WFC3 camera for HST, slated for istallation in SM4 (servicing
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mission 4). Assuming that SM4 will happen, Saha plans to propose for HST observations that will
exploit new capabilities that WFC3 will bring.
NALIN SAMARASINHA, Associate Scientist (NASA)S
Research Interests
Comets; asteroids; trans-Neptunian objects
FY06 Accomplishments
Samarasinha is funded through two NASA grants. He continued his studies on cometary coma
morphologies and spin evolution of asteroids and comets. Two papers, one on the colors of comets
2P/Encke and 9P/Tempel 1, and another on the Deep Impact mission target 9P/Tempel 1 were published.
Several other publications are either in review or in press. He has presented an invited talk at the third
annual Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society Meeting.
FY07 Plans
Samarasinha will continue his collaboration with S. Larson (LPL/Arizona) to characterize image
enhancement techniques and the results of this investigation will be submitted for publication. He will
continue his analysis of images of comets Machholz (C/2004 Q2) and 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3.
He will submit the initial results of his investigation on how YORP torques would affect the spin states
of sub-km size asteroids for publication.
RICHARD A. SHAW, Scientist
Research Interests
Late stages of stellar evolution; planetary nebulae; Magellanic Clouds; astrophysical plasmas; stellar
populations; astronomical software and data standards
FY06 Accomplishments
Shaw has completed a major study of Magellanic Cloud planetary nebulae (PNe) with HST imaging and
slitless spectroscopy, in collaboration with L. Stanghellini (NOAO) and E. Villaver (STScI). A recent
paper by this group on a large sample of PNe described the dimensions and morphology in several bright
emission lines, and summarized key characteristics of 149 bright PNe in the Magellanic Clouds that were
observed with HST. Trends in [O III] flux, surface brightness, and electron density with physical radius
suggested that many nebulae, particularly those with bipolar morphology, may be optically thick even at
large size. Bipolars also showed the most extreme values of [N II]/H-alpha flux ratios, which is a useful
indicator of N enrichment. The group also found that depletions of C and enhancements in N (as a result
of late-stage AGB processing) correlated strongly with nebular morphological type, as had been shown
for Galactic PNe.
The decline in [O III] surface brightness with photometric radius has recently been used to calibrate
the PN distance scale in the Galaxy. Another recent paper by this group determined masses for 21 central
stars in the LMC, which when combined with their prior survey work brings the total with reliable
masses to 37. The distribution of central star masses is non-Gaussian, and the mean mass in the sample is
slightly higher than that found in the Galaxy. This difference, if genuine, this higher average mass, can be
understood in terms of a metallicity dependency on mass-loss rates during the AGB. Since the metallicity
of the LMC is roughly half that in the Galaxy, less efficient mass loss may yield higher central star
masses for a given progenitor mass, and may lower the minimum progenitor mass required to create a
Type II supernova.
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FY07 Plans
Shaw and collaborators Q. Parker and W. Reid will continue to explore the properties of a new, deep, Halpha survey of the LMC. The Reid-Parker catalog has expanded the number of known PNe in the
central LMC by a factor of nearly three. Shaw will continue his involvement in the Magellanic Cloud
Emission Line Survey (lead by C. Smith, A. Rest, S. Points, and others), which covers an area 2.5 times
larger than the RP survey LMC, and also includes a much larger area of the SMC than was explored in
the definitive survey by Jacoby & DeMarco (2002). Together, these surveys and the follow-up
spectroscopy will enable a much deeper understanding of the PN luminosity function, PN lifetimes, and
also a detailed comparison of the velocities, chemical yields, and formation history to that of younger
components of the stellar population in the Magellanic Clouds.
DAVID SILVA, Senior Scientist (Observatory Scientist, Thirty Meter Telescope)¬
Research Interests
Formation and evolution of early-type galaxies; extragalactic stellar populations; observatory operations;
end-to-end data management systems
FY06 Accomplishments
With M. Gregg (UC-Davis) and others, Silva continued work on Next Generation Spectral Library, a
digital stellar library containing more than 300 stars in 4 metallicity bins. The core library contains HST
STIS data at 1 Angstrom resolution from 0.18–1.00 micron. Silva was PI on the Cycle 13 portion of this
project. The VLT/UVES project (Silva, PI) to build a high-resolution (R ~ 40 000) extension between
0.36 and 1.1 microns is nearly completed. With H. Kuntschner (ESO/ST-ECF) and M. Landsmann
(Imperial College, London), Silva continued a project to study the coolest stellar populations in earlytype galaxies in the Fornax cluster using near-IR imaging and spectroscopy from the ESO NTT/SOFI
and VLT/ISAAC facilities, respectively. With P. Massey, Lowell and others, Silva obtained near-IR
photometry of red super giant candidates in M31 to confront theoretical evolutionary models with
observations at higher metallicities than are possible in the Magellanic Clouds. Silva is co-advisor (with
Kuntschner) for doctoral student Mariya Lyubenova (Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universitaet, Munich,
Germany). She is studying the two-dimensional nature of the coolest populations in a small sample of
nearby ellipiticals using the AO-boosted near-IR IFU system VLT/SINFONI. This complements
analogous optical information available from the SAURON project. In combination, the optical/NIR data
should allow us to resolve age/metallicity degeneracy problems inherent in the optical data.
FY07 Plans
The first public release of the NGSL HST spectra is scheduled for December 2006. The initial UVES
data release is scheduled for early 2007. Papers with Kuntschner, Landsmann, Lyubenova, and Massey
are anticipated as those projects mature. As complement to studies of cool populations in early-type
galaxies, K-band IFU data will be obtained for a small sample of Magellanic Cloud clusters using
VLT/SINFONI (Kunstchner, PI); observations are scheduled for late 2006. Silva is also part of a team
that will be studying the cool populations of field galaxies using near-IR spectroscopy (VLT/ISAAC
time scheduled for early 2007).
R. CHRIS SMITH, Associate Astronomer (Manager, Data Products Program–South)
Research Interests
Supernovae; supernova remnants; the interstellar medium
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FY06 Accomplishments
Smith has continued to play a leading role in the organization and management of two large,
international NOAO survey projects: ESSENCE, which aims to constrain the equation of state of dark
energy; and SuperMACHO, which aims to constrain the location and characteristics of dark matter. Both
projects have begun to produce significant results, with over 60 supernovae discovered to date in
ESSENCE and a similar number of candidate microlensing events identified in SuperMACHO. Two
papers were submitted for publication by the ESSENCE collaboration in FY05 and two by the
SuperMACHO collaboration. Smith has also made progress toward the release of the Magellanic Cloud
Emission Line Survey (MCELS) data set for use by the astronomical community, with the “Preliminary
Data Release” at the AAS in January 2006.
FY07 Plans
Smith plans to make significant progress in mining the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey
(MCELS) data set, extracting new samples of supernova remnants and planetary nebulae, and
investigating the evolution of these objects. He plans to make the second release of the MCELS data
public in early FY07. He also plans to help publish the strategy of the ESSENCE survey. In addition,
Smith will continue to develop and implement the operation plans for the Data Products Program as
several of the DPP tools come online (pipelines, archives, etc.). He will also work on providing advanced
data products from the ESSENCE and SuperMACHO surveys. Working with the development team of
LSST, Smith will support both the investigation of data processing alternatives (with experience from the
SuperMACHO and ESSENCE surveys) and operational models, including the availability of high-speed
bandwidth both from the mountain to a “base camp” downtown and from that base camp back to one or
more data centers in the continental U.S.
DAVID SPRAYBERRY, Senior Scientist (Associate Director, Major Instrumentation Program)
Research Interests
Instrumentation and observing techniques; galaxy formation and evolution; statistical analysis of galaxy
populations, especially dwarf and low surface brightness galaxies
FY06 Accomplishments
Sprayberry led the Major Instrumentation group through a number of efforts including the first assembly,
integration and testing of NEWFIRM; testing of the further detectors received for NEWFIRM from the
foundry run underway at Raytheon Vision Systems, and coordination of that foundry run with other
NEWFIRM testing efforts; a successful Preliminary Design Review for the SOAR adaptive optics main
module (SAM) design and initiation of detailed design and parts fabrication; and testing and delivery of a
number of Monsoon detector controller systems to collaborators both within and outside of NOAO,
including the first system for controlling an Orthogonal Transfer Array (OTA) CCD. Sprayberry also
acted as the AURA Technical Representative in AURA’s competitive process for selecting and funding
an Alternative GSMT Technology program.
FY07 Plans
Sprayberry plans completion of NEWFIRM testing and commissioning at the KPNO Mayall telescope;
beginning development of the Monsoon controller system to meet the needs of the WIYN One Degree
Imager (ODI) project; completion of a Preliminary Design Review of the SAM laser guide star
subsystem, and completion of the initial parts fabrication for the SAM main module; and continuing
service as AURA’s Technical Representative to the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project under the
Alternative GSMT Technology program.
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LETIZIA STANGHELLINI, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Stellar structure and evolution; low- and intermediate-mass stars; AGB stars; Galactic and extra-Galactic
planetary nebulae; stellar populations; cosmic recycling
FY06 Accomplishments
Stanghellini, Gonzales-Garcia (IAC), and Manchado (IAC) studied whether dry merging of elliptical
galaxies might account for the observed evolved stellar population in the intra-cluster space. They will
extend their theoretical investigation to include dark halos. Stanghellini, with Lee (NOAO) and Shaw
(NOAO), completed the data analysis of ACS/HST UV prism spectroscopy to obtain carbon abundances
for SMC planetary nebulae (PN). Stanghellini, with Garcia-Lario (ESA), Davies (NOAO), Shaw
(NOAO), and other collaborators, completed the analysis of Spitzer IRS spectra of LMC and SMC PN.
Stanghellini, Guerrero (Granada), Cunha (NOAO), Villaver (STScI), and Manchado reanalyzed galactic
disk PN abundances and their gradients, disclosing flatter oxygen gradients than previously detected.
FY07 Plans
Stanghellini plans to analyze cosmic recycling from low- and intermediate-mass stars and its dependence
on metallicity by studying PN abundances in a variety of environments (bulge, disk and Magellanic
Clouds). The carbon abundances of SMC PN from ACS prism spectroscopy will be published soon, and
will double the existing dataset of carbon detections in the SMC. Stanghellini and collaborators will work
on a series of papers on the IR properties of Magellanic Cloud PN as derived from the IRS Spitzer
spectra. Gas and dust content of the PN will be studied together with nebular morphology and central star
properties, to disclose possible relations between dust properties and the onset of asymmetry in PN.
STEPHEN STROM, Astronomer (Associate Director for GSMT Development, New Initiatives
Office)
Research Interests
Formation of stars and planetary systems
FY06 Accomplishments
Strom (in collaboration with S. Wolff and undergraduate students L. Lanz and D. Dror) carried out a
study aimed at understanding whether low- and high-mass stars form similarly. They used the observed
projected rotational velocities among a large sample of newly formed stars spanning a range in mass
between 0.2 and 50 Msolar to search for evidence of a discontinuity in rotational properties that might
indicate a difference in the stellar formation process at some characteristic mass. Their results show that
the median of the observed rotational speed divided by equatorial breakup velocity is typically about 0.15
and shows no evidence of a discontinuity over the full range of stellar masses, while the angular
momentum per unit mass exhibits a slow, monotonic rise with increasing mass with no evidence of a
discontinuity. They argue that these observations are most simply interpreted as indicative of a single
stellar formation and angular momentum regulation mechanism, one that results in rotation rates well
below breakup and angular momenta per unit mass that differ systematically by no more than a factor of
3–4 over a mass range spanning a factor of 250.
Strom, Wolff and Dror studied the differences in the distribution of rotation speeds among young B
stars; and located in different environments: 7 low density ensembles that are destined to become
unbound stellar associations, and 8 high density ensembles that will survive as rich, bound stellar
clusters. Their results demonstrate: (1) that independent of environment, the rotation rates for stars in this
mass range do not change by more than 15% between ages 1 and 15 Myr; and (2) that stars formed in
high density regions lack the cohort of slow rotators that dominate the low density regions and young
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field stars. They suggest that the differences in the distribution of rotation speeds between low and high
density regions may reflect a combination of initial conditions and environmental effects: (1) the higher
turbulent speeds that characterize molecular gas in high density, cluster-forming regions; and (2) the
stronger UV radiation fields and high stellar densities that characterize such regions. Higher turbulent
speeds may lead to higher time averaged accretion rates during the stellar assembly phase. In the context
of stellar angular momentum regulation via “disk-locking,” higher accretion rates lead to both higher
initial angular momenta and evolution-driven increases in surface rotation rates as stars contract from the
birthline to the Zero Age Main Sequence (ZAMS). Stronger UV radiation fields and higher densities may
lead to shorter disk lifetimes in cluster-forming regions. If so, B stars formed in dense clusters are more
likely to be “released” from their disks early during their PMS lifetimes and evolve into rapid rotators as
they conserve angular momentum and spin up in response to contraction. By contrast, the majority of
their brethren in low density, association forming regions can retain their disks for much or all of their
PMS lifetimes, are “locked” by their disks to rotate at constant angular speed, and lose angular
momentum as they contract toward the ZAMS, and thus arrive on the ZAMS as relatively slowly rotating
stars.
In collaboration with J. Najita and J. Muzerolle (Steward Observatory), Strom carried out a study of
the nature of transition objects: young stars with an optically thin inner accretion disk surrounded by an
optically thick outer disk. The unusual properties of these systems suggest that significant disk evolution
has occurred, possibly as a result of planet formation. To explore this possibility, they examined the
demographics of these systems, specifically the stellar accretion rates and disk masses of transition
objects compared to those of accreting T Tauri stars of comparable age. They find that transition objects
inhabit two restricted regions of the (accretion rate, disk mass) plane. Their results suggest that: (1) giant
planets may have formed in some disks, primarily those with relatively high outer disk masses; while (2)
a subset, those with the lowest outer disk masses, appear to be in an advanced state of photoevaporation.
FY07 Plans
Strom, Najita and Muzerolle plan 3 programs aimed at further assessing the properties of transition disks:
(1) a study of the accretion rates characterizing a large sample of such systems in the cluster IC 348; (2) a
study of the radial distribution of gas in selected transition objects in the Taurus-Auriga star-forming
region; and (3) a Spitzer Space Telescope study of molecular and atomic tracers sensitive to the presence
of disk gas in the radial range 1–20 astronomical units. Their goal is to evaluate which transition disks
are likely to have formed giant planets, planetesimals, or no planets at all.
Strom will continue work with Wolff on a Spitzer Space Telescope and NOAO program aimed at
quantifying the lifetimes of accretion disks surrounding intermediate mass stars and searching for
evidence of evolutionary changes from early accretion phases to the debris disk epoch. Their targets are
rich young clusters containing large numbers of B and A type pre main sequence stars.
Wolff, Strom and Dror will complete their analysis of the rotation properties of late O and early B
stars in the rich dense cluster, R 136, in the Large Magellanic Cloud in order to assess whether stellar
rotation properties in this extraordinarily dense region exhibit the bias toward rapid rotators characteristic
of B stars that are members of bound clusters in the Milky Way.
FRANCISCO VALDES, Scientist
Research Interests
Cosmology; gravitational lensing; stellar spectroscopy; astronomical software
FY06 Accomplishments
Valdes continued his collaboration on a large survey project to measure the cosmic acceleration using a
combination of photometric redshifts and the Sunyaev-Zel’ovich effect of the galaxy cluster population
(PI Joseph Mohr). The optical photometric redshifts are being determined from Mosaic camera imaging
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on the NOAO/CTIO 4-m telescope. Valdes worked with Fitzpatrick (NOAO) to develop a Web site to
support the astronomical community in using and collaborating on astronomical data reduction and
analysis software. This included development and support of IRAF, which is no longer actively
supported by NOAO. Valdes continued leading a team developing science pipelines for the NOAO
Mosaic Imagers and the NOAO Extremely Wide-Field IR Mosaic (NEWFIRM). The Mosaic pipeline
became available in FY06.
FY07 Plans
Valdes will lead efforts on NEWFIRM data handling software both at the telescope and a science
pipeline to make calibrated data available to the astronomical community. He will develop NVOoriented Web services and NVO-enabled tools. He will lead development of a new FITS standard for
representing celestial coordinates in imaging data with optical distortions.
CONSTANCE E. WALKER, Associate Scientist (Senior Science Education Specialist)
Research Interests
Magnetic fields of sunspots; millimeter/submillimeter-wave spectroscopy of galaxies at various epochs
FY06 Accomplishments
Walker continued directing the Project ASTRO and Family ASTRO programs as well as the ASTROChile program. She coordinated and gave Project ASTRO training workshops for teachers and their
astronomer partners in June and October 2005 and a follow-up workshop in February 2006 at David
Levy’s home-based observatory. She coordinated and gave the 4 thematic Family ASTRO workshops in
the fall of 2005 with Robert Wilson. During the year, Walker also coordinated and facilitated various
ASTRO-Chile videoconferences on remote sensing and light pollution projects between science teachers
and their students in Tucson and Chile. With the staff at GLOBE (www.globe.gov), she worked to
produce a set of Web pages called GLOBE at Night to promote social awareness of the dark sky by
measuring light pollution and submitting results on-line. Eighteen thousand people from 96 countries
contributed to a resulting world map. She organized and ran three booths on optics and light during the
three days of the annual Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair FunFest. She cochaired the educators’ day sessions for the Optical Society of America’s annual Frontiers in Optics
conference in which there were guest speakers and optics demos for teachers and optics professionals
alike. Walker gave an invited talk on the Hands-on Optics program at the same meeting. For the third
year in a row, she co-convened three sessions at the American Geophysical Union conference on teacher
professional development programs promoting authentic science in the classroom. She and R. Sparks
developed modules for Hands-on Optics and gave many Hands-on Optics training workshops to MESA
sites and science centers around the country. Since the start of the summer 2006, Walker has been
coordinating and helping to design the Hands-on Optics programs at the Boys and Girls Clubs in Sells
and South Tucson. For the fourth year in a row, Walker has designed and given the solar research portion
of an on-line course for TLRBSE, as well as directed the solar group of teachers while on Kitt Peak for
the summer institute. She has also been in charge of the solar observing runs for the Teacher Observing
Program at the McMath-Pierce Telescope on Kitt Peak. Walker has been working on improving an ARBSE (formerly TLRBSE) project to study magnetic field strengths of sunspots using the new NSO
near-infrared array camera on the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. Walker has also given a number of
talks at professional conferences in the areas mentioned, as well as visited classrooms, written some
papers, sat on a few education and advisory boards, and has become an affiliate member of the UA
Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) team.
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FY 07 Plans
Walker plans to continue to improve each of the programs described above, as well as to contribute to the
EPO efforts toward the LSST and TMT projects. As project coordinator of the A-RBSE solar program,
Walker plans to continue research on magnetic field of sunspots using Zeeman splitting of an Fe I line at
1.565 microns, to which teachers and students in the A-RBSE program can contribute.
LLOYD WALLACE, Emeritus Astronomer
Research Interests
Cool star spectroscopy
FY06 Accomplishments
Wallace, along with S. Davis (NSO), R. Ram (Univ. of Arizona), and P. Bernath (Univ. of Waterloo),
has completed and submitted for publication the analysis of the laboratory spectra of CN. Wallace has
also completed the analysis of the laboratory spectra of Si I and II and C I with help from R. Engleman
(Univ. of New Mexico). This work was needed in order to extend the precise analysis of these species
through the infrared to 5.4 microns. The work on C I has also been submitted for publication.
FY07 Plans
Wallace, W. Livingston (NSO), and S. Davis (NSO) will produce a high spectral resolution atlas of the
Sun in integrated light from 5000 Angstroms to 5 microns, corrected for telluric absorption in regions of
moderate absorption. The spectra will be obtained with the Fourier Transform Spectrometer at the
McMath-Pierce Telescope on Kitt Peak, and the correction for telluric absorption will be made using the
variation of the spectra with air mass.
SIDNEY C. WOLFF, Astronomer
Research Interests
Star formation; early evolution of angular momentum; large optical/infrared telescopes; astronomy and
space science education
FY06 Accomplishments
Wolff and Strom, working with REU students, published papers showing that the specific angular
momentum varies smoothly over the range 0.1–50 Msun, a result that suggests a common formation
mechanism (accretion through a disk rather than mergers) over this entire mass range. An analysis of the
rotation of 6–12 Msun stars shows that stars formed in high density regions lack the slow rotators that
dominate in low density association and among field stars.
FY07Plans
Observations of R136, a very high density region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, will be analyzed to
determine whether the relationship between angular momentum and density found in our own Galaxy
can be extended to an even more extreme environment. Spitzer data have been obtained to study the
evolution of disks around intermediate mass stars with ages of 1–3 million years with the goal of putting
a limit on the amount of time available for planet formation.
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NOAO South (La Serena)
TIMOTHY ABBOTT, Associate Scientist
Research Interests
Late stages of binary stellar evolution; instrumentation; telescope operations
FY06 Accomplishments
Abbott, as Deputy Program Manager for the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) collaboration and Telescope
Manager for the 4-m Blanco telescope, was involved in all aspects of the development of DECam. He
was particularly involved in coordination between NOAO and the other partners to ensure that the
Blanco telescope is capable of providing the platform and image quality required, and that DECam itself
will appropriately serve the NOAO community. As Telescope Manager and Instrument Scientist, Abbott
continues to work to maintain Blanco’s high performance as a user facility.
FY07 Plans
Abbott intends to continue his participation in the DECam collaboration and pursue upgrades to the
Blanco telescope appropriate to support this instrument and the community at large. Abbott will continue
his studies of variable stars with the ongoing analysis of a time-series-photometric pencil-beam survey
primarily intended to measure the Galactic population density of cataclysmic variables, but also as an
interesting source of other classes of variable stars.
ABRAHAM BOOGERT, Assistant Astronomer
Research Interests
Interstellar chemistry; circumstellar disks
FY06 Accomplishments
Boogert worked with members of the Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy team “From Molecular Cores to
Planet Forming Disks” (c2d; PI N. J. Evans II, University of Texas) on a number of projects. Results
were published on the detection of grain growth in circumstellar disks (Kessler-Silacci, et al.), and the
detection of large abundances of organic species in the inner circumstellar disk or outflow of the low
mass protostar IRS46 (Lahuis, et al.). In addition, Boogert was involved in an M-band survey of the gas
phase CO fundamental transition observed toward low mass YSOs and their disks in collaboration with
Blake, Salyk, and Brown (all at Caltech). At the high spectral resolution of the NIRSPEC (Keck II) and
Phoenix (Gemini South) instruments, many CO lines are resolved, which allows the derivation of gas
masses as a function of disk radius and evolutionary stage. Substantial gas masses were discovered in the
apparent dust gaps around several objects.
FY07 Plans
Boogert will continue to work on results from the Spitzer Space Telescope, both from the c2d legacy
team and from a 30-hour open-time program allocated last year. He will finalize a large survey of YSOs
showing absorption features due to ices, with the aim to constrain the carriers of the enigmatic 6.0- and
6.85-micron bands discovered in the 1970s. This is the first survey of its kind of low mass YSOs, and
will constrain scenarios for the formation and evolution of molecular material surrounding low mass
YSOs. The data are a combination of ground-based spectra (2–5 microns) obtained with the VLT and
Keck telescopes and Spitzer IRS spectra (5–35 microns). Boogert will also continue to work on a
ground-based M-band survey, including the search for circumstellar CH4 (in collaboration with K.
Hinkle at NOAO and G. Blake at Caltech).
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KATIA CUNHA, Assistant Astronomer (NGSC)
Research Interests
Galactic and Extra-galactic Stellar abundances; stellar atmospheres; high-resolution spectroscopy;
chemical evolution; stellar populations
FY06 Accomplishments
Cunha and Smith analyzed Gemini high-resolution infrared spectra obtained with the Phoenix
spectrograph for a sample of K and M red giants of the galactic Bulge. They obtained a relation of [O/Fe]
versus [Fe/H] which is higher than that for the galactic disk and thick disk. The behavior of [O/Fe] is of
crucial importance in deciding between various scenarios of Galaxy formation and chemical evolution.
These results indicate that chemical evolution to metallicities higher than solar in the bulge occurred on a
rapid timescale of less than a Gyr.
FY07 Plans
Cunha’s main scientific focus will be on the analysis of high-resolution data in different stellar
populations of the Milky Way as well as dwarf galaxies. She plans to analyze infrared spectra of K and
M red giants in the galactic center and the SMC. In addition, she will put significant effort in attempting
to chemically tag samples of stars that have been identified kinematically as streams (i.e., the Sagittarius
and the galactic anti-centre streams) with the ultimate goal being to investigate the possibility of a
chemical connection with the MW populations or to abundance patterns identified in dwarf galaxies.
ROBERTO DE PROPRIS, Assistant Astronomer (CTIO)+
Research Interests
Galaxy formation; clusters of galaxies; redshift surveys; multi-fiber spectrographs
FY06 Accomplishments
De Propris completed work on the Millennium Galaxy Catalogue and 2dF-SDSS LRG and QSO surveys.
His Spitzer observations of distant clusters at 0.6 < z < 1.3 showed that the mass function of galaxies is
constant and does not decrease with redshift, in severe contrast with theoretical models. De Propris
measured the merger rate of local galaxies using redshift surveys to show that this is very low. He began
comparison of this with asymmetry measurements. De Propris finished the Optical and IR catalogue of
Coma galaxies, which will be submitted to ApJS. He continued his work with PhD students in the UK
and Australia.
FY07 Plans
De Propris will continue exploitation of MGC and 2SLAQ data, and the analysis of Spitzer images of
nearby clusters. He will also continue his project on the determination of accurate K-band luminosity
functions of nearby clusters with nearly complete redshift coverage from the 2dF survey. De Propris will
be submitting applications for telescope time on AAT (with UK PhD student) and Subaru. Having been
granted time on GMRT, De Propris and the Australian PhD student will work on a paper for that project.
De Propris will continue his project on the evolution of color gradients in galaxies using archival HST
data.
SEBASTIAN ELS, Research Associate
Research Interests
Atmospheric turbulence; planetary formation; instrumentation
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FY06 Accomplishments
Els worked with Vogiatzis (NOAO) on investigating the effect of atmospheric free convection on
groundlayer seeing. Using data from the TMT site testing campaign, it was shown that occasional shortterm groundlayer seeing increases match conditions of free convective (unstable) atmospheres. Also it
was shown that computational fluid dynamics in principle predicts qualitatively this effect.
FY07 Plans
Els, as a member of the TMT site testing team, will investigate the behavior of high-altitude optical
turbulence. The goal will be to investigate whether the three TMT site-testing stations in northern Chile
can be used to forecast the seeing evolution within the area on short time periods. Els, in collaboration
with Endl (McDonald Observatory), plans to publish the results of an AO observing campaign of stars
showing long-period low-amplitude trends.
BROOKE GREGORY, Scientist
Research Interests
Infrared instrumentation; next-generation telescope design; adaptive optics
FY06 Accomplishments
Following work on the now-completed lateral support system of the SOAR primary mirror, Gregory
worked on the development of an on-line, low-order WFS system built into the guiding cameras of the
SOAR telescope. He took over from Bob Blum the coordination of the Chile-based effort to characterize
various potential sites for the TMT. Gregory continued to participate in the project to develop SAM, a
ground-layer adaptive optics system for the SOAR telescope, as an advisor and co-project scientist.
Gregory also worked with collaborators at Palomar in the development of a software tool for testing the
LGS traffic control system.
FY07 Plans
Gregory will continue leading the Chile-based portion of the TMT Site Survey until its completion,
expected at the close of FY07. Implementation of the WFS at up to three foci of the SOAR telescope will
be completed by the end of FY07. Gregory will continue to participate in the integration of the SAM
module and engineering tests of SAM on the sky in Natural Guide Star mode.
STELLA KAFKA, Research Associate, REU Director
Research Interests
Cataclysmic variables; chromospheric activity in low main sequence stars; variable stars in open clusters
FY06 Accomplishments
Kafka and colleagues worked on cataclysmic variables (CVs), obtaining the first direct detection of
magnetic activity (prominences) on the secondary star of such systems. Furthermore, Kafka studied
chromospheric activity on a sample of single MV stars in the open cluster Praesepe, for which she
determined new activity relationships between near-IR features and revised the age-activity relation in
open clusters. Finally, she began a survey for outflows in cataclysmic variables (see below).
FY07 Plans
Kafka will continue her work on CV secondary stars, trying to understand the structure, timescales and
occurrence of activity cycles on CV secondary stars. She will also continue her survey of outflows from
CVs, aiming at determining the nature, origin and variability of the winds.
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RACHEL MASON, Research Associate (NGSC Fellow)±
CHRISTOPHER J. MILLER, Assistant Astronomer
Research Interests
Observational cosmology; large-scale structure; computational astrostatistics; galaxy clusters; galaxy
formation and evolution; active galactic nuclei; science with large databases; virtual observatory; dark
energy surveys
FY06 Accomplishments
Miller is PI of the NOAO XCS Survey program. As part of the larger XCS collaboration, the XCS-team
discovered a massive galaxy cluster at z = 1.45, the most distant to date. Along with Bernardi et al.,
Miller conducted an analysis of the most massive galaxies in the Universe, as well as a detailed spectral
analysis of elliptical galaxies and their environment and evolution. In collaboration with Freeman et al.,
Miller assisted in the first ever, full re-reduction of the WMAP time-stream data. They reproduced the
WMAP-team results and studied the effects that map-making techniques can have on cosmological
conclusions. Finally, Milosavljevi, Miller, Furlanetto and Cooray used the Miller et al. SDSS C4 galaxy
clusters to show that an excursion-set merger probability distribution can explain the gap in luminosities
between the brightest and second brightest galaxies in galaxy clusters.
FY07 Plans
As PI of the NOAO XCS Survey, Miller will lead a team (~20) from the U.S., England, and Portugal.
Miller will utilize the SDSS-C4 galaxy catalog to continue his research on the BCG population. He will
publish the DR5 SDSS C4 galaxy catalog, with ~2000 clusters from z = 0.03 to z = 0.2, in 8000 squaredegrees. He will produce the most detailed analysis of the cross-correlation between the galaxies and
clusters, publish an X-ray/optical analysis of Abell 1882, as well as an X-ray/optical study of a nearby
galaxy cluster with an abundance of AGN. Miller, as PI, will lead a new XMM study of fossil groups. He
will also study photometric dropouts in VO data as part of an NSF NVO Research Grant. Miller will
continue his involvement with the Dark Energy Survey collaboration, participate in a design study for
WFMOS, and continue as project manager and scientist of the NOAO VO Portal.
DARA J. NORMAN, Research Associate
Research Interests
Quasars and their environments; gravitational lensing; large-scale structure; low-mass companions of MS
stars; cool stars
FY06 Accomplishments
Norman began working in a new capacity with NOAO as a postdoctoral researcher with NGSC. Duties
for NGSC included supporting the U.S. astronomy community in pursuit of Gemini data by doing
technical reviews of proposals, assisting astronomers who receive telescope time with queue observation
planning, and visits to Gemini-S telescopes to assist in observing queue programs. The Deep Lens
Survey first team paper on weak lensing shear selected clusters was published in Wittman, et al., 2006,
ApJ,643,128. Norman began new collaborations with researchers in the UK and Gemini-S, which she
hopes will help her in pursuit of follow-up spectroscopy of DLS data. Norman also participated in a
NASA ATP funding panel in Baltimore, MD. She continued involvement in ASTRO-Chile workshops
and other outreach activities.
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FY07 Plans
Norman will shortly submit a completed paper on SV IFU observations taken with Gemini-S of Seyfert
galaxy NGC3081. Because of poor observing conditions, completion of a paper on NIR selected AGN in
the DLS survey has been delayed. However, she hopes to have data in hand for completion of the paper
this year. She plans to write a paper on the K band luminosity function of DLS clusters this year and
hopes to present this work at the AAS in Seattle, Washington. Norman will continue work with NGSC in
Tucson over the next year.
KNUT A. OLSEN, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Stellar populations and star formation histories of nearby galaxies; globular clusters; Magellanic Clouds
FY06 Accomplishments
Olsen published a paper on the star formation history of the M31 bulge and disk from resolved star
measurements. The paper relied on data obtained with Gemini North and NIRI+Altair adaptive optics as
well as HST/NICMOS, and demonstrated that the M31 bulge and disk are both dominated by old, nearly
solar-metallicity populations. The work was featured in a press release at the Calgary AAS meeting, was
picked up by a few news sources, was featured on the Gemini and NOAO main Web pages, and will be
described in an upcoming “GeminiFocus” article. Olsen was co-author on eight other papers published in
FY 2006, which included the discovery of dust shells around red supergiant stars, the discovery of light
echoes from ancient LMC Type Ia supernovae, the completion of an M31 and M33 photometric catalog,
and the discovery of a probable single bright AGB star with a circumstellar dust shell in the nucleus of
M31. Olsen finished the first analysis of mass-losing sources detected by Spitzer in the Carina dwarf
spheroidal, participated in several large collaborations including SuperMACHO, the Spitzer SAGE
Survey of the LMC, and the Outer Limits Survey of the LMC, and joined the ANGST collaboration to
survey nearby galaxies with HST/ACS, a project that was granted several hundred orbits of HST time.
FY07 Plans
Olsen will finish a paper comparing the kinematics of the LMC’s red supergiants with that of its carbon
stars and HI gas. Olsen will also write a paper detailing the finished first analysis of the Carina Spitzer
survey, while continuing to work with S. Points, R. Blum, and J. Mould of NOAO on a more detailed
analysis. Olsen will work with J. Bland-Hawthorn to define the ELT survey of nearby galaxies that will
be needed to provide a stringent test of galaxy formation scenarios. Olsen plans to continue working on
the star formation history of M31’s disk using adaptive optics measurements, and will participate
actively in the collaborations of which he is a member.
SEAN D. POINTS, Research Associate
Research Interests
Interstellar medium (ISM); the Magellanic Clouds; evolved stars
FY06 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Points continued his work on newly-discovered supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic
Cloud (LMC) using data from the Magellanic Cloud Emission Line Survey (MCELS) and XMMNewton with R. C. Smith (NOAO) and with REU intern, Matt Klimek. Points has also worked on
finalizing the data reductions and calibration of the MCELS dataset for anticipated public release in
FY07.
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FY07 PLANS
Points will publish the results of his investigations of the newly discovered SNRs in the LMC. Points will
work with K. Olsen, R. Blum, and J. Mould (NOAO) on the analysis of Spitzer Space Telescope data to
study the metal-poor Carina dwarf galaxy for mass-losing stars (PI: K. Olsen). Points is also working
with R. Blum, J. Mould, and K. Olsen (NOAO) to investigate the evolved mass-losing stellar population
in the LMC.
JAYADEV RAJAGOPAL, Research Associate¬
Research Interests
Interferometry; circumstellar dust/gas around YSOs and evolved stars; debris disks
FY07 Plans
Rajagopal will complete a study of dust-formation around evolved, massive stars (Wolf-Rayets), using
high-resolution measurements obtained with the VLTI, Keck and the IOTA interferometer. His main
goal is to characterize the geometry and physical properties of the dust-forming zone leading to better
understanding of the theory of dust formation. In collaboration with A. Tokovenin (CTIO), Rajagopal
plans to make progress on a new project to characterize Surface Layer seeing (relevant to site testing,
especially in the Antarctic) using lunar scintillation. Rajagopal, along with S. Ridgway and D. Eklund of
NOAO, will complete an interferometry cost-scaling model to help long-term planning of future
interferometric arrays. He will also work on modeling and future observations for a survey for debrisdisk around sub-giant stars.
ARMIN REST, Research Associate (Leo Goldberg Fellow)
Research Interests
Dark matter; dark energy; galactic structure; variable stars
FY06 Accomplishments
Rest, as one of the leading members of the SuperMACHO group, a next-generation microlensing survey
towards the LMC, published a paper about the rise-time of SN Ia (lead by Garg). Rest worked on two
more papers: about AGNs behind the LMC (lead by Huber), and spectra of light echoes of ancient SNe
in the LMC (lead by Rest). Rest was a member of the ESSENCE collaboration, a high-z SN survey with
the goal to determine ‘w’, the equation-of-state parameter of dark energy, to within 10%. The ESSENCE
collaboration neared completion of the process to submit two first results papers. Together with
Newman, a Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) student, Rest published a paper on how to
apply the NN2 technique directly to difference images in order to efficiently extract light echoes. Rest
co-authored a paper recently submitted that uses RR Lyrae stars from the LONEOS survey as probes of
the Galactic structure.
FY07 Plans
Rest will focus on publishing the first microlensing paper of the SuperMACHO project. In addition, Rest
will continue his research of SN light echoes. In particular, he and his collaborators will search for light
echoes of ancient SNs, for example, Kepler’s and Tycho’s SNe. As a member of the OLS survey, a new
NOAO survey, Rest will investigate the stellar populations at the extremities of the Magellanic Clouds.
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SUSAN RIDGWAY, Assistant Astronomer
Research Interests
High redshift AGN and their host galaxies; populations of obscured AGNs; the formation and evolution
of galaxies and the SMBH population
FY2007 Plans
Ridgway plans to continue with analysis of an HST-based imaging study of the hosts of a sample of z=1
moderate luminosity radio-quiet quasars She will compare these results to existing space-based imaging
and planned ground-based adaptive optics imaging observations of samples of high z (z = 2 - 3) quasars.
Rest-frame optical-ultraviolet colors will be used to assess the star formation history of these hosts.
Through these studies, Ridgway will study the evolutionary histories of radio-quiet and radio-loud AGN
populations over a range of nuclear luminosities, and how they compare to those of other known highredshift galaxy populations. In addition, Ridgway will continue analysis of recently obtained SPITZER
IRS spectra of quasar 2s, SPITZER IRAC-color selected obscured counterparts of powerful radio-quiet
quasars. A sample of quasar 1s matched in mid-infrared luminosity were also obtained. Comparison of
the mid-infrared spectral properties of the two samples should help clarify whether the differences
between them are due primarily to obscuration of and viewing angle to the torus, or whether evolution
may also play a role.
HUGO E. SCHWARZ, Associate Astronomer (deceased October 20, 2006)
Research Interests
Fatally late stages of stellar evolution; Pne; very early universe; polarimetry; astronomical site protection
FY06 Accomplishments
Schwarz has continued the program with Spergel et al. on determining the Galactic foreground
polarization to improve WMAP and future Planck data. To date more than 800 lines of sight have been
measured and the survey has been extended to the southern hemisphere using the 0.9m CTIO telescope.
Schwarz with Monteiro and Sanchez have reduced and analyzed the data obtained on PNe with the VLT
VIMOS IFU. The results are of spectacularly good quality, a publication is in preparation, and more VLT
time will be applied for. A paper on NGC6781, third in the series on 3-D structure and distances to PNe
has been published in ApJ. Together with Mateluna (REU student 2006), Monteiro, and Richards
(Fulbright Scholar at CTIO), Schwarz reduced and analyzed 2-D spectroscopic data on NGC2022 and
NGC40 and a paper is in preparation. Schwarz with Monteiro and Petersen have submitted a paper to
ApJ on the observational effects of orientation on the sky on bipolar nebulae. Their study of a sample of
30 objects showed that a simple, smoothly varying dust disk model reproduced all the observed
phenomena and that equatorially concentrated disks can be excluded. Schwarz with Richards determined
star counts from Robin et al. and Soneira & Bahcall models and the USNO catalog, comparing in detail
observations with models as a function of position in the Galaxy; a paper is in preparation. This work
was commissioned by LSST to determine guide camera fields. Schwarz with Semler (REU student 2005)
finished the study of the sky brightness above Tololo based on CCD data from 1992–2006; a paper is in
preparation. Schwarz was elected President of IAU Commission 50, Vice-President of the Time
Allocation Committee of the IAC in Spain, and Chair of CTIO’s ACTR.
FY07 Plans
Schwarz intends to continue and/or finish work on all the above programs. A collaboration with Olofsson
(Sweden) will be expanded and Schwarz’ HST funds used to bring a student to CTIO to work on ESO
NTT polarimetry data on circumstellar shells around bright carbon stars. Schwarz will work on the
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international time program on extinction distances to PNe with collaborators from the ING and IAC on
La Palma.
MALCOLM G. SMITH, Astronomer (Director of the AURA Observatory in Chile)
Research Interests
The early Universe; quasars/active galactic nuclei; global environmental impact of light pollution
FY06 Accomplishments
Smith has continued his collaboration with the ChaMP group in two main areas: (a) searching for
reddened quasars, starting from hard-x-ray data obtained with Chandra and using the ISPI camera on the
Tololo 4-m, and (b) following up Chandra data using the MOSAIC 2 CCD camera as part of a
serendipitous galaxy cluster survey. He has also revived an earlier collaboration with colleagues from
Arkansas, New York, and Ohio where the group has used ISPI on the Blanco 4-m to extend this group’s
earlier optical search for high-redshift QSOs with the BTC camera on the same telescope (work which
was published in 2002). These observations are allowing the team to use z-J color to refine their lists of
optically-faint candidates (I=21.5 mag). Data reduction on two of these three projects is nearing
completion, the third is well under way.
FY07 Plans
Smith plans next to move each of his research programs from the imaging phase into a spectroscopic
follow-up phase, which will require access to 8–10-m class telescopes. In preparation for this, he is
taking a 5–6-month sabbatical leave at the University of Durham in the UK during the second half of
FY2007. Before leaving, he will use the PANIC near-IR imager on the Magellan (Baade) telescope to
contribute to the galaxy cluster survey mentioned above.
VERNE V. SMITH, Astronomer (Director, Gemini Science Center)
Research Interests
High-resolution spectroscopy; cosmochemistry; chemical evolution; stellar populations; stellar
atmospheres; stellar evolution
FY06 Accomplishments
Smith conducted several research programs. One was determining stellar abundances in other galaxies in
the Local Group to compare chemical evolution in various galactic environments. Another was obtaining
high-resolution spectra of field red giant stars associated with tidal streams from the Sgr dwarf galaxy.
This was an initial probe of how well so-called “chemical tagging” can be used to identify distinct stellar
populations in the Galactic halo and thick disk (a precursor project to Gemini’s WFMOS). A third study
characterized the metallicity distributions in the Local Group spiral galaxy M33 as a function of
galactocentric distance by analyzing the Ca II IR-triplet lines from Gemini multi-object spectroscopy
(GMOS). A fourth study measured the lithium isotopic abundances in samples of very metal-poor halo
dwarfs to probe Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and energetic processes in the early Galactic and pre-Galactic
environments. Smith also led a small team under a JPL contract to identify stars that will be used as the
positional reference grid for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM).
FY07 Plans
Smith will continue to pursue an active research program in cosmochemistry, as described above, with
the intent of increasing the usage of Gemini telescopes in these programs. Major new projects will
include a chemical analysis of a sample of SMC red giant spectra obtained with the Phoenix
spectrometer on the Gemini South telescope. This would be the most detailed chemical analysis of field
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SMC stars to date. Smith also will conduct an abundance analysis of a sample of Galactic Center red
giants to probe chemical evolution in this poorly studied (for abundances) Galactic population. These are
also Gemini South/Phoenix spectra.
NICHOLAS B. SUNTZEFF, Astronomer (Associate Director for Science)±
ANDREI TOKOVININ, Associate Astronomer
Research Interests
Statistics and formation of binary and multiple stars; adaptive optics; site testing
FY06 Accomplishments
Tokovinin and his colleagues published the results of the adaptive-optics survey of close spectroscopic
binaries showing that essenatially all systems with periods under 3 days are triple, while more that 1/2 of
binaries with periods longer than 10 days do not have tertiary companions. Tokovinin co-chaired the
organizing committee of the ESO Workshop “Multiple Stars Across the HR Diagram” (Garching, 2005)
and presented an update on the multiple-star statistics at this Workshop. He maintains the general catalog
of multiple stars and developed in 2005 a web-based interface to ease the access to this catalog.
As a project scientist of the SOAR Adaptive Module, Tokovinin performed detailed system analysis and
significantly contributed to the preparation of the Design Review of this instrument. Papers on the
optimization of Shack-Hartmann sensor and on the GLAO study for Gemini have been published.
Together with S. Heathcote, Tokovinin developed a new method of aberration analysis called “donut”, to
be implemented at the SOAR telescope and elsewhere. Tokovinin leads various studies related to new
methods of turbulence characterization. In 2005, he improved the data analysis algorithm of the MASS
turbulence profiler (now used extensively in the TMT site-testing program) and helped to produce
several such instruments for other observatories. He is developing new techniques for estimating the
atmospheric limits of photometry and narrow-angle astrometry, for measuring atmospheric time constant,
and for optical turbulence measurements in the ground layer.
Tokovinin’s PhD student S.Thomas has defended her thesis at the University of Nice (France) in
December 2005.
FY07 Plans
Tokovinin will continue to study various statistical properties of binary and multiple stars, providing
observational constraints for the theories of multiple-star formation. He will develop the laser guide star
sub-system for the SOAR Adaptive module, bringing it to the Design Review level. New methods of
turbulence characterization will be further studied by analytics and numerical simulation, prototyped and
tested in the field. He will continue to support the TMT site-testing activity.
NICOLE S. VAN DER BLIEK, Associate Scientist
Research Interests
Instrumentation; young stars and brown dwarfs
FY06 Accomplishments
van der Bliek led the SOAR Adaptive Module (SAM) project through the Design Review, which was
passed successfully on December 2, 2005. The project has now moved into the detailed design and
fabrication phase. van der Bliek has continued the collaboration with B. Rodgers (Gemini Observatory)
on binarity of Herbig Ae/Be stars, a spectroscopic and photometric study of a large sample of Herbig
Ae/Be stars to detect close companions and investigate their properties. The frequency and degree of
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multiplicity of HAEBE systems will provide new constraints on their formation mechanism. Other
collaborators include S. Thomas (CTIO), G. Doppmann (Gemini Observatory), J. Bouvier (Université de
Grenoble), and REU/PIA students, B. Brandvig (2005), M.J. Cordero (2006) and A. Sweet (2006).
Preliminary results include the detection of more than 60 binary candidates, of which 25 were not
previously known and there seems to be a preference for hot stars to have companions of similar mass,
while the cooler HAEBE stars (late B through F-type) seem to have even lower mass companions.
FY07 Plans
van der Bliek will continue the survey of Herbig Ae/Be stars and the search for multiples. This includes
both a continuation of the AO observations, to identify close companions, as well as a continuation of
near infrared spectroscopy to spectral type the companions and confirm physical association with the
primaries. Follow-up observations for confirmed Herbig Ae/Be binaries are being carried out at Gemini
South: 10-micron T-ReCS observations to study thermal emission of binaries containing a hot, B-type
companion; and high-resolution 2-micron spectra of binaries with a cool companion to study the
circumstellar environment. Another aspect of this project is imaging in BVRIJHK of Herbig Ae/Be stars
at lower resolution and with a slightly larger field to study clustering around these stars. The first such
data have been obtained and will be analyzed during this coming year.
ALISTAIR R. WALKER, Astronomer (Director, CTIO)
Research Interests
Stellar populations; the Magellanic Clouds; the distance scale; astronomical instrumentation
FY06 Accomplishments
Walker was co-chair of the Science Organizing Committee for the international conference “Stellar
Pulsation and Evolution,” and edited the proceedings which have now been published. Work on several
topics presented at this meeting is being prepared for publication. This includes kinematic and stellar
population studies of the Carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy, in a collaboration with G. Bono (Rome), and
the Cepheid variables of the LMC cluster NGC 1866, with E. Brocato and G. Raimondo (Teramo).
FY07 Plans
Walker plans to continue his studies, with W. Gieren (U. Concepcion, Chile), of the stellar populations in
the galaxies in the nearby Sculptor Group, with principal aim to critically compare several distance scale
methods in a variety of environments, for which deep multi-epoch photometry has been obtained for
several galaxies using the Blanco telescope and Mosaic Imager, together with data from telescopes at La
Silla and Las Campanas. Walker expects a second project with the same collaborators, to determine
accurate light curves for a complete sample of the brighter Cepheids in the Large Magellanic Cloud, to
be completed this year. A project has been initiated to use NGC 1866 and other Magellanic Cloud
clusters as calibrators to extend the Surface Brightness Fluctuation method to younger ages, with a view
to eventually use the method to distinguish mixed populations in distant galaxies.
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NOAO North (Tucson)
Absil, O., … Aufdenberg, J.P., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6268, eds. J.D. Monnier, M.
Schöller, W.C. Danchi (SPIE), “Detection of the Inner-debris Disk of Vega with CHARA/FLUOR”
Absil, O., … Aufdenberg, J.P., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2006, A&A, 452, 237, “Circumstellar Material
in the Vega Inner System Revealed by CHARA/FLUOR”
Abt, H.A. 2006, Astron. Nach., 327, 737, “An Anomalous Journal Impact Factor”
Abt, H.A., Willmarth, D. 2006, ApJS, 162, 207, “The Secondaries of Solar-Type Primaries. I. The
Radial Velocities”
Abt, H.A. 2005, Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy, ed. A. Heck (Springer), 169, “A
Comparison of the Citation Counts in the Science Citation Index and the NASA Astrophysics Data
System”
Abt. H.A. 2005, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37, 1540, “National Astronomical
Productivities”
Arrieta, A., Stanghellini, L. 2006, Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way, eds. L. Stanghellini, J. R.
Walsh, and N.G. Douglas (ESO), 159, “Stellar Winds of Central Stars of the LMC Pne”
Aufdenberg, J.P., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 645, 664, “First Results from the CHARA Array.
VII. Long-Baseline Interferometric Measurements of Vega Consistent with a Pole-On, Rapidly Rotating
Star”
Aufdenberg, J.P., et al. 2006, ASP Conf. 348, eds. G. Sonneborn, H. Moos, and B-G Andersson (ASP),
124, “The Photosphere and Stellar Wind of Deneb (A2 Ia) in the Far Ultraviolet”
Aufdenberg, J.P., et al. 2005, ApJ, 633, 424, “On the Limb Darkening, Spectral Energy Distribution,
and Temperature Structure of Procyon”
Bagnuolo, W.G., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6268, eds. J.D. Monnier, M. Schöller, W.C.
Danchi (SPIE), “The Star 12 Persei and Separated Fringe Packet Binaries (SFPB)”
Bagnuolo, W.G., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, 2695, “First Results from the CHARA Array.
V. Binary Star Astrometry: The Case of 12 Persei”
Barkhouse, W.A., … Jannuzi, B.T., … Smith, R.C., et al. 2006, ApJ, 645, 955, “ChaMP Serendipitous
Galaxy Cluster Survey”
Barstow, M.A., … Hubeny, I., et al. 2005, MNRAS, 362, 1273, “High-resolution Extreme Ultraviolet
Spectroscopy of G191-B2B: Structure of the Stellar Photosphere and the Surrounding Interstellar
Medium”
Benford, D.J., Lauer, T.R. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6265, eds. J.C. Mather, H.A. MacEwen, M.W. de Graauw
(SPIE), “Destiny: A Candidate Architecture for the Joint Dark Energy Mission”
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Berger, D.H., … Ridgway, S.T., Aufdenberg, J.P., et al. 2006, ApJ, 644, 475, “First Results from the
CHARA Array. IV. The Interferometric Radii of Low-Mass Stars”
Bersier, D., … Matheson, T., et al. 2006, Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Swift Era, eds. S.S. Holt, N.
Gehrels, and J.A. Nousek (AIP), 420, “Long-term Optical Monitoring of GRB 030329”
Bizyaev, D., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, 1784, “The Space Interferometry Mission Astrometric Grid Giant Star
Survey. I. Stellar Parameters and Radial Velocity Variability”
Blanco, D., … Elias, J., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6273, eds. E. Atad-Ettedgui, J. Antebi, D. Lemke (SPIE),
“Control and Support of 4-meter Class Secondary and Tertiary Mirrors for the Thirty Meter Telescope”
Blondin, S., … Matheson, T., … Smith, R.C., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, 1648, “Using Line Profiles to Test
the Fraternity of Type Ia Supernovae at High and Low Redshifts”
Bolton, A.S., … Dey, A., et al. 2006, ApJ, 646, L45, “A New Einstein Cross: A Highly Magnified,
Intrinsically Faint Lyα Emitter at z=2.7”
Borkowski, K.J., … Smith, R.C., et al. 2006, ApJ, 642, L141, “Dust Destruction in Type Ia Supernova
Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud”
Borys, C., … Dey, A., … Jannuzi, B.T., … Brand, K., et al. 2006, ApJ, 636, 134, “MIPS
J142824.0+352619: A Hyperluminous Starburst Galaxy at z = 1.325”
Brand, K., Dey, A., … Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 644, 143, “The Active Galactic Nuclei
Contribution to the Mid-Infrared Emission of Luminous Infrared Galaxies”
Brand, K., … Dey, A., Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 641, 140, “The Chandra XBoötes Survey. III.
Optical and Near-Infrared Counterparts”
Brotherton, M.S., … Telis, G., et al. 2005, AJ, 130, 2006, “Chandra X-Ray Observations of Radio-Loud
Broad Absorption Line Quasars”
Brown, M.J.I., Brand, K., Dey, A., Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 638, 88, “The 1 < z < 5 Infrared
Luminosity Function of Type I Quasars.”
Brusa, M., … Daddi, E., et al. 2006, Proceedings of the ‘The X-ray Universe 2005’, ed. A. Wilson
(ESA), 527, “X-ray Emitting EROs as Tracers of Black Holes-Galaxies Coevolution”
Burke, D., … Claver, C., … Saha, A., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6267, ed. L. Stepp (SPIE), “Calibrations
of LSST Camera and Telescope Systems”
Chary, R., Dickinson, M.E., et al. 2005, ApJ, 635, 1022, “Dust in the Host Galaxies of Supernovae”
Chen, C.H., … Najita, J., et al. 2006, ApJS, 166, 351, “Spitzer IRS Spectroscopy of IRAS-discovered
Debris Disks”
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Chen, C.H. 2006, ASP Conf. 352, eds. S.J. Kannappan, et al. (ASP), 63, “Dust and Gas Debris around
Main Sequence Stars”
Chen, C.H., et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, 1372, “A Spitzer Study of Dusty Disks around Nearby, Young Stars”
Christou, J., Mighell, K.J., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6272, eds. B.L. Ellerbroek, D.B. Calia (SPIE), “Strehl
Ratio and Image Sharpness for Adaptive Optics”
Chun, M.R., Elias, J., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6272, eds. B.L. Ellerbroek, D. B. Calia (SPIE), “MIRAO:
A Mid-IR Adaptive Optics System Design for TMT”
Cimatti, A., Daddi, E., et al. 2006, A&A, 453, L29, “Mass Downsizing and ‘Top-down’ Assembly of
Early-type Galaxies”
Clewley, L., Kinman, T.D. 2006, MNRAS, 371, L11, “Spatial and Velocity Clumping in a Sloan Digital
Sky Survey Blue Horizontal Branch Star Catalogue”
Clocchiatti, A., … Matheson, T., … Smith, R.C., et al. 2006, ApJ, 642, 1, “Hubble Space Telescope
and Ground-based Observations of Type Ia Supernovae at Redshift 0.5: Cosmological Implications”
Comerón, F., … Silva, D., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6270, eds. D.R. Silva, R.E. Doxsey (SPIE), “VLT
Service Mode Operations at Seven Years”
Cool, R.J., … Brand, K., … Dey, A., … Green, R.F., Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, AJ, 132, 823, “The
Discovery of Three New z>5 Quasars in the AGN and Galaxy Evolution Survey”
Cotton, W.D., … Ridgway, S., et al. 2006, A&A, 456, 339, “Further VLBA Observations of SiO Masers
toward Mira Variable Stars”
Cotton, W.D., … Ridgway, S.T., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 340, eds. J. Romney and M. Reid (ASP), 380,
“IR and SiO Maser Observations of Miras”
Damineli, A., Blum, R.D., et al. 2005, IAU Symp. 227, eds. R. Cesaroni, et al. (Cambridge), 407, “NIR
Studies of Galactic Giant HII Regions”
Dannerbauer, H., Daddi, E., et al. 2006, ApJ, 637, L5, “MAMBO 1.2 mm Observations of BzK-selected
Star-forming Galaxies at z ~ 2”
Delgado, F., Cook, K., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6270, eds. D.R. Silva and R.E. Doxsey (SPIE), “LSST
Operation Simulator Implementation”
Desai, V., … Brand, K., … Dey, A., … Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 641, 133, “IRS Spectra of Two
Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies at z = 1.3”
De Young, D.S. 2006, ApJ, 648, 200, “The Particle Content of Extragalactic Jets”
De Young, D., Jones, T.W. 2006, Astron. Nach., 327, 527, “Radio Sources and the Evolution of the
Intracluster Medium”
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De Young, D. 2006, Astron. Nach., 327, 231, “Jets and Their Surroundings: Inevitable Dissipation in
High-redshift Jets”
di Serego Alighieri, S…. Daddi, E., et al. 2005, A&A, 442, 125, “The Evolution of Early-type Galaxies
at z ~ 1 From the K20 Survey”
Dobrzycki, A., … Macri, L.M., et al. 2005, A&A, 442, 495, “Discovery of Nine Quasars behind the
Large Magellanic Cloud”
Dunn, J., … Silva, D., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6270, eds. D.R. Silva, R.E. Doxsey (SPIE), “Observatory
Software for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)”
Eikenberry, S., Hinkle, K., Joyce, D., … Sprayberry, D., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6271, eds. M.J.
Cullum, G.Z. Angeli (SPIE), “Systems Engineering and Performance Modeling of the Gemini HighResolution Near-Infrared Spectrograph (HRNIRS)”
Elias, J.H., Joyce, R.R., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, eds. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE), “Design of the
Gemini Near-infrared Spectrograph”
Elias, J.H., … Najita, J., … Strom, S., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, eds. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE),
“Design of the TMT Mid-infrared Echelle: Science Drivers and Design Overview”
Elias, J.H., … Joyce, R.R., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, eds. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE),
“Performance of the Gemini Near-infrared Spectrograph”
Ellerbroek, B.L., … Elias, J., … Joyce, R.R., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6272, eds. B.L. Ellerbroek, D. B.
Calia (SPIE), “A Conceptual Design for the Thirty Meter Telescope Adaptive Optics Systems”
Elston, R.J., … Brown, M.J.I., … Dey, A., Dickinson, M., … Jannuzi, B.T., et al. 2006, ApJ, 639, 816,
“The FLAMINGOS Extragalactic Survey”
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(SPIE), p. 168, “Modeling a GLAO System for the Gemini Observatory”
Asplund M., …Smith, V.V., et al. 2006, ApJ., 644, p. 229, “Lithium Iswotopic Abundances in Metalpoor Halo Stars”
Barkhouse, W.A., …Smith, M.G., et al. 2006, ApJ, 645, p. 955, “ChaMP Serendipitous Galaxy Cluster
Survey”
Bernardi, M., …Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1288, “Evolution and Environment of Early-Type
Galaxies”
Bernardi, M., …Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 2018, “A Search for the Most Massive Galaxies:
Double Trouble?”
Bizyaev, D., Smith, V.V., …Cunha, K., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1784, “The Space
Interferometry Mission Astrometric Grid Giant Star Survey. I. Stellar Parameters and Radial Velocity
Variability”
Blondin, S., …Rest, A., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1648, “Using Line Profiles to Test the
Fraternity of Type Ia Supernovae at High and Low Redshifts”
Borkowski, K.J., …Points, S., et al. 2006, ApJ, 642, L141, “Dust Destruction in Type Ia Supernova
Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud”
Chu, Y.-H., …Points, S.D., et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, L189, “Protostars, Dust Globules, and a Herbig-Haro
Object in the LMC Superbubble N51D”
Clocchiatti, A., …Schommer, R.(†), …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, AJ, 642, p. 1, “Hubble Space
Telescope and Ground-Based Observations of Type Ia Supernovae at Redshift 0.5: Cosmological
Implications”
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NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
Cunha, K., Hubeny, I., Lanz, T. 2006, ApJ., 647, L143, “Neon Abundances in B Stars of the Orion
Association: Solving the Solar Model Problem?
Davidge, T.J., Jensen, J.B., Olsen, K.A.G. 2006, AJ, 132, p. 521, “The Central Regions of M31 in the 35 µm Wavelength Region”
Els, S., Vogiatzis, K. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6267, ed. L.M. Stepp (SPIE), p. 67, “TMT Studies on the
Influence of Short Term Changes of Local Thermodynamic Conditions on the Seeing: CFD vs.
Observations”
Els, S., Vogiatzis, K. 2006, IAU Symp. 239, ed. F. Kupka, I.W. Roxburgh, K.L. Chan. (IAU), p. 59,
“Revealing the Onset of Convection in Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres”
Estrada, J., Abbott, T., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, ed. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE), p. 112, “CCD
Testing and Characterization for Dark Energy Survey”
Flaugher, B., Abbott, T. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, ed. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE), p. 73, “The Dark
Energy Survey Instrument Design”
Folatelli, G., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, ApJ, 641, p. 1039, “SN 2005bf : A Possible Transition Event
Between Type Ib/c Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts”
Freedman, W.L., …Suntzeff, N., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 339, ed. S.C. Wolff, T.R. Lauer (ASP), p. 50,
“The Carnegie Supernova Project”
Freeman, P.E., …Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, ApJ, 638, p. 1, “Examining the Effect of the map-Making
Algorithm on Observed Power Asymmetry in WMAP Data”
Fusco, T., …Tokovinin, A., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6272, ed. B.L. Ellerbroek, D. Bonaccini Calia
(SPIE), p. 39, “Optimization of Center of Gravity Algorithms in a Shack-Hartmann Sensor”
Geisler, D., …Smith, V.V., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, RMxAC 26, ed. L. Infante, M. Rubio
(RMxAC), p.180, “Follow-up Photometry and Spectroscopy of Space Interferometry Mission Planet
Quest Grid Giant Star Candidates”
Hamuy, M., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, PASP 118, p. 2, “The Carnegie Supernova Project: The LowRedshift Survey”
Hinkle, K., …Smith, V.V., et al. 2006, ApJ, 641, p. 479, “Infrared Spectroscopy of Symbiotic Stars. IV.
V2116 Ophiuchi/GX 1+4, The Neutron Star Symbiotic”
Honeycutt, R.K., Kafka, S., 2005, MNRAS 364, p. 917, “Long-Term Photometry of the Asynchronous
Polar BY Cam: A Period Study”
Kafka, S., et al. 2005, AJ, 130, p. 2852, “A Multiwavelength Study of AM Herculis During the 20022004 Low States”
B-14
NOAO SCIENTIFIC STAFF PUBLICATIONS FY06
Kafka, S., Honeycutt, R.K., Howell, S.B. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 131, “Continued Hyperactivity on the
Secodary Star of AM Herculis”
Kent, S., …Abbott, T., …Walker, A., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6269, ed. I.S. McLean, M. Iye (SPIE), p.
100, “Preliminary Optical Design for a 2.2 Degree Diameter Prime Focus Corrector for the Blanco 4
Meter Telescope”
Kenyon, S.L., …Tokovinin, A., et al. 2006, PASP, 118, p. 924, “Atmospheric Scintillation at Dome C,
Antarctica : Implications for Photometry and Astrometry”
Krisciunas, K., …Rest, A., …Suntzeff, N. B., et al. 2005, AJ, 130, p. 2453, “Hubble Space Telescope
Observations of Nine High-Redshift Essence Supernovae”
Krisciunas, K., …Rest, A., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1639, “Photometry of the Type Ia Supernovae 1999cc
and 2000cf”
Lawrence, J.S., …Tokovinin, A., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6267, ed. L.M. Stepp (SPIE), p. 51, “Site
Testing Dome A, Antarctica”
Levesque, E.M., …Olsen, K., et al. 2006, ApJ, 645, p. 1117, “The Effective Temperatures and Physical
Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity”
Lim, P.L., …Smith, V.V., Cunha, K., et al. 2006, ASP Conf. 352, ed. S.J. Kannappan, S. Redfield, J.E.
Kessler-Silacci, M. Landriau, N. Drory (ASP), p. 257, “Hi-Res Spectroscopy of a Volume-Limited
Hipparcos Sample within 100 parsec”
Liske, J., …De Propris, R., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 369, p. 1574, “The Millennium Galaxy Catalogue: A
Census of Local Compact Galaxies”
Lyra, W., …van der Bliek, N.S., et al. 2006, A&A, 453, p. 101, “On the Difference Between Nuclear
and Contraction Ages”
Mason, R.E., et al. 2006, ApJ., 640, p. 612, “Spatially Resolved Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of NGC
1068: The Nature and Distribution of the Nuclear Material”
Massey, P., …Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, p. 1286, “The Reddening of Red Supergiants: When
Smoke Gets in your Eyes”
Massey, P., Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 2478, “A Survey of Local Group Galaxies Currently
Forming Stars. I. UBVRI Photometry of Stars in M31 and M33”
Milosavijević, M., Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, ApJ, 637, L9, “Cluster Merger Variance and the Luminosity
GAP Statistic”
Nantais, J.B., …Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1416, “Nearby Spiral Globular Cluster Systems.
I. Luminosity Functions”
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Nelan, J.E., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2005, AJ, 623, p. 137, “NOAO Fundamental Plane Survey. II. Age
and Metallicity Along the Red Sequence from Line-Strength Data”
Nichol, R.C., …Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 368, p. 1507, “The Effect of Large-Scale Structure on
the SDSS Galaxy Three-Point Correlation Function”
Nichol, R., …Miller, C., et al. 2006, ASP Conf. 351, ed. C. Gabriel, C. Arviset, D. Ponz, E. Solano
(ASP), p. 610, “Massive Science with VO and Grids”
Olsen, K.A.G., Ellerbroek, B., Strom, S. 2005, IAU Symp. 232, ed. P. Whitelock, M. Dennefeld, B.
Leibundgut (IAU), p. 271, “Chronicling the Histories of Galaxies at Distances of 1 to 20 Mpc: Simulated
Performance of 30, 50, and 100m Telescopes”
Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2006, AJ, 132, p. 271, “The Star Formation Histories of the Bulge and Disk of M31
from Resolved Stars in the Near-Infrared”
Phillips, M.M., …Suntzeff, N.B., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 2615, “Optical and Near-Infrared Observations
of the Peculiar Type Ia Supernova 1999ac”
Prieto, J.L., Rest, A., Suntzeff, N.B. 2005, ASP Conf. 339, ed. S.C. Wolff, T.R. Lauer (ASP), p. 69, “A
New Method to Calibrate the Magnitudes of Type Ia Supernovae at Maximum Light”
Prieto, J.L., Rest, A., Suntzeff, N.B. 2006, ApJ, 647, p. 501, “A New Method to Calibrate the
Magnitudes of Type Ia Supernovae at Maximum Light”
Rest, A., Suntzeff, N.B., Olsen, K., et al. 2005, ApJ., 634, p. 1103, “Testing LMC Microlensing
Scenarios: The Discrimination Power of the SuperMacho Microlensing Survey”
Rest, A., Suntzeff, N.B., Olsen, K., et al. 2006, Nature, 438, p. 1132, “Light Echoes from Ancient
Supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud”
Sarajedini, A., …Schommer, R. (†), et al. 2006, AJ, 132, p. 1361, “RR Lyrae Variables in M33. I.
Evidence for a Field Halo Population”
Schmidtobreick, L., …Whiting, A., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 335, ed. C. Sterken (ASP), p. 333,
“Analyzing RR Pic’s Light Curve and Radial-velocity Curve”
Schwarz, H.E., Monteiro, H. 2006, ApJ, 648, p. 430, “Three-Dimensional Photoionization Structure and
Distances of Planetary Nebulae. III. NGC 6781”
Schwarz, H.E., Monteiro, H. 2006, RmxAC 26, ed. L. Infante, M. Rubio (RMxAA), p. 28, “The 3-D
View of Planetary Nebulae”
Seward, F.D., Points, S.D., et al. 2006, ApJ., 640, p. 327, “Chandra Observation of the Magellanic Cloud
Supernova Remnant 0454-67.2 IN N9”
Smith, M.G. 2006, IAU Symp. 222, ed. T. Storchi-Bergmann, L.C. Ho, H.R. Schmitt (IAU), p. 557,
“Instrumentation for AGN Research at AURA’s Observatory in Chile”
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Smith, M.G., Norman, D., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 344, ed. C. Lidman, D. Alloin (ASP), p. 101,
“Exploring the Nature of Red Quasars – An Update”
Smith, V.V., Cunha, K., et al. 2005, ApJ, 633, p. 392, “Fluorine Abundance Variations in Red Giants of
the Globular Cluster M4 and Early-Cluster Chemical Pollution”
Soderberg, A.M., …Rest, A., et al. 2006, ApJ, 636, p. 391, “An HST Study of the Supernovae
Accompanying GRB 040924 and GRB 041006”
Sollerman, J., …Schwarz, H.E., et al. 2006, A&A, 454, p. 503, “Supernova 2006aj and the Associated
X-Ray Flash 060218”
Stanford, S.A., …Miller, C.J., et al. 2006, ApJ, 646, L13, “The XMM Cluster Survey : A Massive
Galaxy Cluster AT z = 1.45”
Thomas, S., …Tokovinin, A., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 371, p. 323, “Comparison of Centroid Computation
Algorithms in a Shack-Hartmann Sensor”
Thomas, S.J., …van der Bliek, N., et al. 2006, IAU Symp. 240, ed. B. Hatkopf, E. Guinan, P.
Harmanec (IAU), p. 124, “Search and Study of Companions around Herbig Ae/Be Stars”
Tokovinin, A., et al. 2005, A&A, 441, p. 695, “An Old Nearby Quadruple System Gliese 225.2”
Tokovinin, A., Travouillon, T. 2006, MNRAS 365, p. 1235, “Model of Optical Turbulence Profile at
Cerro Pachón”
Tokovinin, A., et al. 2006, A&A, 450, p. 681, “Tertiary Companions to Close Spectroscopic Binaries”
Tokovinin, A., Heathcote, S. 2006, PASP, 118, p. 1165, “Donut: Measuring Optical Aberrations from a
Single Extrafocal Image”
Tokovinin, A., Shatsky, N. 2006, IAU Symp. 240, ed. B. Hatkopf, E. Guinan, P. Harmanec (IAU), p.
508, “Direct Measurement of Tidal Dissipation in Very Eccentric Binaries”
Walker, D.E., Schwarz, H.E., Bustos, E. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6267, ed. L.M. Stepp (SPIE), p. 87,
“Monitoring the Night Sky with the Cerro Tololo All-Sky Camera for the TMT and LSST Projects”
Warner, P., …Points, S., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 347, ed. P.L. Shopbell, M.C. Britton, R. Ebert (ASP), p.
689, “A Conceptual Domain Model for the NOAO Science Archive”
Winkler, P.F., …Points, S.D., et al. 2006, IAU Symp. 237, ed. B.G. Elmegreen (IAU), p. 242, “The
Violent Interstellar Medium in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Results from MCELS”
Wittman, D., …Norman, D., et al. 2006, ApJ, 643, p. 128, “First Results on Shear-Selected Clusters
from the Deep Lens Survey: Optical Imaging, Spectroscopy, and X-Ray Follow-Up”
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KEY MANAGEMENT
AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL CHANGES FY06
KEY MANAGEMENT FY06
⎯ Jeremy R. Mould, Director, NOAO
⎯ Todd A. Boroson, Deputy Director, NOAO; Associate Director for Data Products Program
⎯ Buell Jannuzi, Acting Director, KPNO
⎯ Malcolm Smith, Director, CTIO; Head of AURA Observatory (AURA-O) in Chile
⎯ Alistair Walker, Director, CTIO
⎯ Taft Armandroff, Director, NOAO Gemini Science Center (NGSC)
⎯ Stephen E. Strom, Associate Director for GSMT Development
⎯ Nicholas B. Suntzeff, Associate Director for Science
⎯ David Sprayberry, Associate Director, Major Instrumentation Program (MIP)
⎯ Doug Isbell, Assistant Manager, Public Affairs and Educational Outreach (PAEO)
⎯ Karen Wilson, Associate Director for Administration and Facilities
SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL CHANGES FY06
New Appointments
Date
Name
Position
Location
12/23/2005
Abraham C. Boogert
Assistant Astronomer
NOAO South
01/06/2006
Roberto De Propris
Assistant Astronomer
NOAO South
09/15/2005
Styliani Kafka
Research Associate
NOAO South
10/01/2005
Jennifer M. Lotz
Research Associate
NOAO North
07/01/2006
Jayadev Rajagopal
Research Associate
NOAO South
07/01/2006
Susan E. Ridgway
Assistant Astronomer
NOAO South
12/31/2005
David Silva
Senior Scientist
NOAO North
Pasadena
09/01/2006
Samir Salim
Research Associate
NOAO North
Completed Employment
Date
Name
Position
Location
09/01/2005
Richard F. Green
Director KPNO/Assoc Director NOAO
NOAO North
10/15/2005
John W. Glaspey
Scientist
NOAO North
02/28/2006
Nicholas B. Suntzeff
Assoc Director for Science
NOAO South
02/12/2006
Rachel E. Mason
Research Associate
NOAO South
06/12/2006
Sandrine Thomas
Research Associate
NOAO South
03/03/2006
Sean D. Brittain
Research Associate
NOAO North
06/28/2006
Taft E. Armandroff
Director, NGSC
NOAO North
C-1
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Date
Name
Position
Location
07/07/2006
Katherine J. Brand
Research Associate
NOAO North
07/28/2006
Emily MacDonald
Research Associate
NOAO North
08/04/2006
Jason Aufdenberg
Research Associate
NOAO North
08/28/2006
Emmanuel Daddi
Research Associate
NOAO North
Changed Status
Date
Name
Position
Location
02/01/2006
Katia ML Cunha
Appointed Associate Astronomer
NOAO North
09/07/2005
Arjun Dey
Appointed Astronomer/Tenure Awarded
NOAO North
10/17/2005
Michael K. Merrill
Appointed Supervisor KPNO MTN Science NOAO North
Support
03/12/2006
Nalin H. Samarasinha
Appointed Associate Scientist
NOAO North
06/30/2006
Verne V. Smith
Appointed Director, NGSC
NOAO South
05/01/2006
Nicole van der Bliek
Appointed Associate Scientist
NOAO South
Site Transfers
Date
Name
Location
03/01/2006 Robert Chris Smith
NOAO/South to NOAO/North
06/12/2006 Robert D. Blum
NOAO/South to NOAO/North
06/30/2006 Verne V. Smith
NOAO/North to NOAO/South
08/01/2006 Katia ML Cunha
NOAO/North to NOAO/South
C-2
Appendix D
PUBLICATIONS USING DATA FROM NOAO TELESCOPES
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Astier, P., Guy, J., Regnault, N., et al., 2006, A&A, 447, 31, “The Supernova Legacy Survey: Measurement of
ΩM, ΩΛ and w from the First Year Data Set”
Blondin, S., Dessart, L., Leibundgut, B., … Matheson, T. …, et al., 2006, AJ, 131, 1648, “Using Line Profiles
to Test the Fraternity of Type Ia Supernovae at High and Low Redshifts”
Bloom, J. S. Prochaska, J.X. Pooley, D., et al., 2006, ApJ, 638, 354, “Closing in on a Short-Hard Burst
Progenitor: Constraints from Early-Time Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Possible Host Galaxy of
GRB 050509b”
Bolton, A. S., Burles, S., Koopmans, L. V. E., et al, 2006, ApJ, 638, 703, “The Sloan Lens ACS Survey. I. A
Large Spectroscopically Selected Sample of Massive Early-Type Lens Galaxies”
Brown, M. E., Trujillo, C. A., Rabinowitz, D. L., ApJ, 635, L97, “Discovery of a Planetary-sized Object in the
Scattered Kuiper Belt”
De Buizer, J. M., Osorio, M., Calvet, N., 2005, ApJ, 635, 452, “Observations and Modeling of the 2-25 μm
Emission from High Mass Protostellar Object Candidates”
Della Valle, M., Malesani, D., Bloom, J. S., et al., 2006, ApJ, 642, L103, “Hypernova Signatures in the Late
Rebrightening of GRB 05025A”
Foley, R. J., Perley, D. A., Pooley, D., et al., 2006, ApJ 645, 450, “GRB 050408: A bright gamma-ray burst
probing an atypical galactic environment”
Gulbis, A. A. S., Elliott, J. L., Person, M. J., et al., 2006, Nature, 439, 48, “Charon’s radius and atmospheric
constraints from observations of a stellar occultation”
Haislip, J. B., Nysewander, M. C., Reichart, D. E., et al., 2006, Nature, 440, 181, “A photometric redshift of z
= 6.39 ± 0.12 for GRB 050904”
Hinkle, K. H., Fekel, F. C., Joyce, R. R., Wood, P. R., Smith, V. V., Lebzelter, T., 2006, ApJ, 641, 479,
“Infrared Spectroscopy of Symbiotic Stars. IV. V2116 Ophiuchi/GX 1+4, The Neutron Star Symbiotic”
Howell, D. A., Sullivan, M., Perrett, K., et al., 2005, ApJ, 634, 1190, “Gemini Spectroscopy of Supernovae
from the Supernova Legacy Survey: Improving High-Redshift Supernova Selection and Classification”
Hynes, R. I., Horne, K., O’Brien, K., et al., 2006, ApJ, 648, 1156, “Multiwavelength Observtions of Exo
0748-676. I. Reprocessing of X-Ray Bursts”
Jorgensen, I., Chiboucas, K., Flint, K., et al., 2006, ApJ, 639, L9, “The Fundamental Plane for z = 0.8-0.9
Cluster Galaxies”
g
Author Name in bold = NOAO scientific staff member; Author Name underlined = Undergraduate student in Research
Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
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Kriek, M., van Dokkum, P. G., Franx, M., et al., 2006, ApJ, 645, 44, “Direct Measurements of the Stellar
Continua and Balmer/4000 Angstrom Breaks of Red z>2 Galaxies: Redshifts and Improved Constraints on
Stellar Populations”
Le Borgne, D., Abraham, R., Daniel, et al., 2006, ApJ, 642, 48, “Gemini Deep Deep Survey VI: Massive
Post-Starburst Galaxies at Z ~=1”
Levan, A. J., Osborne, J. P., Tanvir, N. R., et al., 2006, ApJ, 648, 1132, “The First SWIFT X-Ray Flash: The
Faint Afterglow of XRF 050215B”
Luhman, K. L., Adame, L., D’Alessio, P., et al., 2005, ApJ, 635, L93, “Discovery of a Planetary-Mass Brown
Dwarf with a Circumstellar Disk”
Marchis, F., Hestroffer, D., Descamps, P., et al., 2006, Nature 439, 565, “A low density of 0.8 g cm-3 for the
Trojan binary asteroid 617 Patroclus”
Marois, C., Lafrenière, D., Doyon, R., et al., 2006, ApJ, 641, 556, “Angular Differential Imaging: a Powerful
High-Contrast Imaging Technique”
Neill, J. D., Sullivan, M., Balam, D., et al., 2006, AJ, 132, 1126, “The Type Ia Supernova Rate at z ~0.5 from
the Supernova Legacy Survey”
Nelemans, G., Jonker, P. G., Steeghs, D., 2006, MNRAS, 370, 255, “Optical spectroscopy of (candidate) ultracompact X-ray binaries: constraints on the composition of the donor stars”
Oka, T., Geballe, T. R., Goto, M., et al., 2005, ApJ, 633, 882, “Hot and Diffuse Clouds near the Galactic
Center Probed by Metastable H3+”
Olsen, K. A. G., Blum, R. D., Stephens, A. W., et al., 2006, AJ, 132, 271, “The Star Formation Histories of
the Bulge and Disk of M31 from Gemini North+NIRI/Altair and HST/NICMOS”
Page, K. L., King, A. R., Levan, A. J., et al., 2006, ApJ, 637, L13, “GRB 050911: A Black Hole – Neutron
Star Merger or a Naked GRB”
Pierce, M., Beasley, M. A., Forbes, D. A., et al., 2006, MNRAS, 366, 1253, “Gemini/GMOS Spectra of
Globular Clusters in the Leo Group Elliptical NGC 3379”
Prochaska, J. X., Bloom, J. S., Chen, H.-W., et al., 2006, ApJ, 642, 989, “The Galaxy Hosts and Large-Scale
Environments of Short-Hard Gamma-Ray Bursts”
Ribas, I., Jordi, C., Vilardell, F., et al., 2005, ApJ, 635, L37, “First Determination of the Distance and
Fundamental Properties of an Eclipsing Binary in the Andromeda Galaxy”
Roe, H. G., Brown, M.E., Schaller, E. L., et al., 2005, Science, 310, 5747, 477, “Geographic Control of Titan’s
Mid-Latitude Clouds”
Rosenberg, J. L., Bowen, D. V., Tripp, T. M., Brinks, E., 2006, AJ, 132, 478, “The nearby damped Lyα
absorber SBS 1543+593: A large H I envelope in a gas-rich galaxy group”
Ryde, N., 2006, A&A, 455, L13, “Sulphur abundances in disk stars as determined from the forbidden λ10821
[SI] line”
D–2
PUBLICATIONS USING DATA FROM NOAO TELESCOPES
Savaglio, S., Glazebrook, K., Le Borgne, D., et al, 2005, ApJ, 635, 260, “The Gemini Deep Deep Survey. VII.
The Redshift Evolution of the Mass-Metallicity Relation”
Smith, N., 2006, ApJ, 644, 1151, “The Structure of the Homunculus: I. Shape and Latitude Dependence from
H2 and [Fe II] Velocity Maps of Eta Carinae”
Smith, N., Bally, J., Shuping, R. Y., et al, 2005, AJ, 130, 1763, “Thermal Dust Emission from Proplyds,
Unresolved Disks, and Shocks in the Orion Nebula”
Smith, V. V., Cunha, K., Ivans, I. I., Lattanzio, J. C., Hinkle, K. H., 2005, ApJ, 633, 392, “Fluorine
Abundance Variations in Red Giants of the Globular Cluster M4 and Early-Cluster Chemical Pollution”
Stassun, K. G., Mathieu, R. D., Valenti, J. A., 2006, Nature, 440, 311, “Discovery of two young brown dwarfs
in an eclipsing binary system”
Sugerman, B. E. K., Ercolano, B., Barlow, M. J., et al., 2006, Science, 313, 196, “Massive-Star Supernovae as
Major Dust Factories”
Sullivan, M., Howell, D. A., Perrett, K., et al., 2006, AJ, 131, 960, “Photometric Selection of High-Redshift
Type Ia Supernova Candidates”
Sullivan, M., Le Borgne, D., Pritchet, C. J., et al., 2006, ApJ, 648, 868, “Rates and Properties of Type Ia
Supernovae as a Function of Mass and Star Formation in Their Host Galaxies”
Swinbank, A., M., Chapman, S. C., Smail, I., et al., 2006, MNRAS, 371, 465, “The link between
submillimetre galaxies and luminous ellipticals: near-infrared IFU spectroscopy of submillimetre galaxies”
Tripp, T. M., Aracil, B., Bowen, D. V., and Jenkins, E. B., 2006, ApJ, 643, L77, “The O VI Absorbers toward
PG0953+415: High Metallicity, Cosmic-Web Gas far from Luminous Galaxies”
Trippe, S., Martins, F., Ott, T., et al., 2006, A&A, 448, 305, “GCIRS34W: an irregular variable in the Galactic
Centre”
Voges, E. S., Walterbos, R. A. M., 2006, ApJ, 644, L29, “Detection of [O I] λ6300 and Other Diagnostic
Emission Lines in the Diffuse Ionized Gas of M33 with Gemini-North”
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Abbott, T.M.C., …Walker, A., et al. 2006, SPIE Proc. 6267, ed. L.M. Stepp (SPIE), p. 119, “Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory, Victor Blanco 4-m Telescope, and the Dark Energy Survey”
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Selection”
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Bersier, D., …Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2006, ApJ, 643, p. 284, “Evidence for a Supernova Associated with the X-Ray
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Distance to NGC 300 from Advanced Camera for Surveys Images”
Brodwin,M., et al. 2006, ApJ, 162, p. 20, “The Canada-France Deep Field Survey. III. Photometric Redshift
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Carraro, G., et al. 2005, A&A, 442, p. 917, “A Photometric Study of the Old Open Clusters Berkeley 73, Berkeley
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Carraro, G., et al. 2005, MNRAS, 364, p. 179, “Photometry of Neglected Open Clusters in the First and Fourth
Galactic Quadrants”
Carraro, G., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 368, p. 1078, “Photometry of Seven Overlooked Open Clusters in the First and
Fourth Galactic Quadrants”
Clariá, J.J., et al. 2006, A&A, 453, p. 91, “Photometric and Coravel Observations of Red Giant Candidates in
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Ground-Based Observations of Type Ia Supernovae at Redshift 0.5: Cosmological Implications”
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Costa E., et al. 2006, RMxAC 26, ed. L. Infante, M. Rubio (RMxAC), p. 168, “1.5-m CTIOPI: A Southern Sky
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Côté, P. 2005, IAU Symp. 198, ed. H. Jerjen, B. Binggeli (IAU), p. 269, “An HST/ACS Survey of Early-Type
Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster”
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Large Sample of Extremely Red Objects”
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149143 and HD 109749”
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Freedman, W.L., …Suntzeff, N., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 339, ed. S.C. Wolff, T.R. Lauer (ASP), p. 50, “The
Carnegie Supernova Project”
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vdB-Hagen 176, Berkeley 29, and Saurer 1”
Fulbright, J.P., McWilliam, A., Rich,, R.M. 2006, ApJ, 636, p. 821, “Abundances of Baade’s Window Giants from
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Gawiser, E., et al. 2006, ApJ, 162, p. 1, “The Multiwavelength Survey by Yale-Chile (MUSYC) : Survey Design
and Deep Public UBVRIz’ Images and Catalogs of the Extended Hubble Deep Field-South”
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Sources”
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Ghavamian, P., Hughes, J.P., Williams, T.B. 2005, ApJ, 635, p. 365, “Exploring the Kinematics of the OxygenRich Supernova Remnant G292.0+1.8: Ejecta Shells, Fast-Moving Knots, and Shocked Circumstellar Material”
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González Hernández, I., et al. 2006, ApJ, 638, p. 576, “Meridional Circulation Variability from Large-Aperture
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Henry, T.J., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 338, ed. P.K. Seidelman, A.K.B., Monet (ASP), p. 228, “Results from CTIOPI:
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Their Low-Redshift Counterparts”
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Horch, E.P., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 1000, “Speckle Interferometry of Southern Double Stars. III. Measures from
the Cesco Observatory, 1994-1996”
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“Preliminary Optical Design for a 2.2 Degree Diameter Prime Focus Corrector for the Blanco 4 Meter Telescope”
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Kim, E., et al. 2006, ApJ, 647, p. 276, “Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries in Six Elliptical Galaxies: Connection to
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Kochanek, C.S., et al. 2006, ApJ, 640, p. 47, “ The Time Delays of Gravitational Lens HE 0435-1223 : An EarlyType Galaxy with a Rising Rotation Curve”
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Komm, R., et al., ApJ, 630, p. 1184, “Kinetic Helicity Density in Solar Subsurface Layers and Flare Activity of
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Komm, R., et al., ApJ, 631, p. 636, “Ring Analysis of Solar Subsurface Flows and their Relation to Surface
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Koopmann, R.A., Kenney, J.D.P. 2006, ApJS, 162, p. 97, “An Atlas of Hα and R Images and Radial Profiles of 29
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Observations of Nine High-Redshift Essence Supernovae”
Lauer, T.R., et al. 2005, ASP Conf. 339, ed. S.C. Wolff, T.R. Lauer (ASP), p. 79, “DESTINY: The Dark Energy
Space Telescope”
Layden, A. C., et al. 2005, ApJ, 632, p. 266, “Deep Photometry of the Globular Cluster M5: Distance Estimates
from White Dwarf and Main-Sequence Stars”
Lee, K-S., et al. 2006, AJ, 642, p. 63, “The Large-Scale and Small-Scale Clustering of Lyman Break Galaxies at
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Lefèvre, L., et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, L109, “Oscillations in the Massive Wolf-Rayet Star WR 123 with the MOST
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Balmer Emission Lines”
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Lonsdale, C.J. 2005, ASP Conf. 216, ed. M. Colles, L. Staveley-Smith, R. Stathakis (ASP), p. 337, “SWIRE and
SIRFT Surveys”
Luhman, K.L., et al. 2005, ApJ, 635, L93, “Discovery of a Planetary-Mass Brown Dwarf with a Circumstellar
Disk”
Lyra, W., …van der Bliek, N.S., et al. 2006, A&A, 453, p. 101, “On the Difference Between Nuclear and
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Maitra, D., Bailyn, C.D. 2006, ApJ, 637, p. 992, “X-Ray Observations of V4641 SGR (SAX J1819.3-2525)
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Majewski, S.R., et al. 2005, AJ 130, p. 2677, “Exploring Halo Substructure with Giant Stars. VI. Extended
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Mason, D., et al. 2006, ApJ, 645, p. 1543, “Flares, Magnetic Fields, and Subsurface Vorticity : A Survey of
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Massey, P., Olsen, K.A.G., et al. 2006, AJ, 131, p. 2478, “A Survey of Local Group Galaxies Currently Forming
Stars. I. UBVRI Photometry of Stars in M31 and M33”
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McGowan, K.E., et al. 2005, MNRAS, 364, p. 462, “XMM Spectroscopy of the Transient Supersoft Source RX
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McLaughlin, B.M., et al. 2006, A&A, 446, p. 1185, “Electron Collisions with Fe-peak Elements: Fe IV I.
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Mulchaey, J.S., et al. 2006, ApJ, 646, p. 133, “X-Ray-Selected Intermediate-Redshift Groups of Galaxies”
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Nagayama, T., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 368, p. 534, “Near-Infrared Study of CIZA J1324.7-5736, the Second Richest
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Metallicity Along the Red Sequence from Line-Strength Data”
Niemela, V.S., et al. 2006, MNRAS, 367, p. 1450, “Optical Spectroscopy of X-Mega Targets in the Carina Nebula
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Pandey, G., Reddy, B.E. 2006, MNRAS, 369, p. 1677, “Abundance Analysis of the Cool Extreme Helium Star
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Pandey, G. 2006, ApJ, 648, L143, “The Discovery of Fluorine in Cool Extreme Helium Stars”
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Platais, I., Wyse, R.F.G., Zacharias, N. 2006, PASP, 118, p. 107, “Deep Astrometric Standards and Galactic
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Heald, G.H., et al. 2006, ApJ, 647, 1018, “Integral Field Unit Observations of NGC 891: Kinematics of the
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NOAO Science Archive
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Stanford, S.A., … Jannuzi, B.T., Dey, A., et al. 2005, ApJ, 634, L129, “An IR-selected Galaxy Cluster at z =
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van Dokkum, P.G. 2005, AJ, 130, 2647, “The Recent and Continuing Assembly of Field Elliptical Galaxies by
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Appendix E
OBSERVING PROGRAMS AND INVESTIGATORS
SEMESTERS 2006 A/B
Annual Summary Data
U.S. Observing Programs
Semesters 2006 A/B
− Number of U.S. observing programs scheduled on NOAO
telescopes (includes programs under TSIP/FIP on private
telescopes) †
402
− Number of U.S. investigators (PIs + Co-Is) associated with
approved observing programs (excl. NOAO scientific staff)
857
− Number of Ph.D. thesis observers
73
− Number of non-thesis graduate students
79
− Number of discrete institutions represented
136
− Number U.S. states represented
39
F
F
States of Origin of U.S. Investigators
of Approved Observing Programs
Semesters 2006A/B
(Excludes NOAO Scientific Staff)
3
2
20
7
73
31
20
1
12
9
24
14
2
24
164
13
15
7
7
2
15
14
25
5
6
75
12
DC
8
2
26
5
102
MD
2
8
38
5
43
1
23
†
Top 10 institutions represented among 402 observing progrrams: University of Arizona, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Space Telescope Science Institute, University of Florida, University of Texas at
Austin, California Institute of Technology-IPAC, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Yale University.
E–1
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
NOAO GEMINI SCIENCE CENTER
⎯ Gemini North and Gemini South. The U.S. community has access to approximately 50% of the
science time on each of the 8-m Gemini telescopes.
Semester 2006A
Gemini Telescopes – 2006A –Scheduled NGSC Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
E. Agol (U. of Washington), C. Kochanek (Ohio State U.): “Searching for Substructure”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
1.03
0.28
D. Apai (Steward Observatory), A. Moor (G) (Konkoly Observatory), I. Pascucci, M. Meyer
(Steward Observatory), R. Mason (NOAO): “Resolving Bright Debris Disks with Michelle: Dust
after Exoplanetary Collisions”
GEM-NQ
1.6
E. Barton (UC Irvine), J. Smith (Steward Observatory), J. Jensen (Gemini Observatory), C.
Papovich, R. Dave (Steward Observatory): “Searching for Star Formation at z=7.7 and z=8.2”
GEM-NQ
6.3
E. Berger, US Lead Scientist for B. Schmidt (Australian National U.), P. Price (U. of Hawaii), S.
Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), E. Berger (Carnegie Observatories), D. Frail (NRAO),
K. Roth (Gemini Observatory), M. van Kerkwijk (University of Toronto), M. Dopita (Australian
National U.), P. Podsiadlowski, I. Hook (University of Oxford), J. Bell Burnell (Open U.), B.
Peterson (Australian National U.), A. Soderberg (G), B. Cenko, A. Gal-Yam (California Institute of
Technology), B. Cameron (California Institute of Technology), L. Cowie (U. of Hawaii): “Gammaray bursts: From Progenitors and Probes”
GEM-NQ
0.4
E. Berger, US Lead Scientist for B. Schmidt (Australian National U.), P. Price (U. of Hawaii), S.
Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), E. Berger (Carnegie Observatories), D. Frail (NRAO),
K. Roth (Gemini Observatory), M. van Kerkwijk (University of Toronto), M. Dopita (Australian
National U.), P. Podsiadlowski, I. Hook (University of Oxford), J. Bell Burnell (Open U.), B.
Peterson (Australian National U.), A. Soderberg (G), B. Cenko, A. Gal-Yam, B. Cameron
(California Institute of Technology), L. Cowie (U. of Hawaii): “Gamma Ray Bursts: From
Progenitors to Probes”
GEM-SQ
0.8
A. Bonanos (Carnegie Institution of Washington), L. Macri (NOAO), K. Stanek (Ohio State U.):
“Massive Stars in the Arches Cluster”
GEM-NQ
1.4
S. Brittain, J. Najita (NOAO): “Measurement of Warm Gas in Transitional Disks around Young
Stars”
GEM-S
1
M. Brodwin (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), M. Brown (Princeton U.), A. Dey (NOAO), P. Eisenhardt
(CalTech-JPL), A. Gonzalez (U. of Florida), B. Jannuzi (NOAO), D. Stern (CalTech-JPL):
“Spectroscopy of three 1< z <2 Galaxy Cluster Candidates”
GEM-NQ
1.55
M. Brown (Princeton U.), K. Brand, B. Jannuzi, A. Dey (NOAO), C. Papovich, E. Lefloch (Steward
Observatory), B. Soifer (California Institute of Technology): “A Complete Survey of Obscured
Quasars”
GEM-NQ
1.2
F
F
+
Abbreviations and symbols: GEM-NQ = Gemini N Queue; GEM-SQ = Gemini S Queue; GEM-N = Gemini N classical; GEM-S = Gemini S
classical; GEM-K = Gemini/Keck time exchange; GEM-Su = Gemini/Subaru time exchange; * = poor weather program; (T) = Thesis
student; (G) = Graduate student; (U) = Undergraduate; (O) = Other
E-2
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Gemini Telescopes – 2006A –Scheduled NGSC Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
D. Charbonneau (Harvard U.), D. Deming (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), L. Richardson
(NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies): “Detecting the Thermal Emission from an Extrasolar
Planet”
GEM-NQ
1.2
C. Chen (NOAO), M. Jura (UCLA), J. Najita (NOAO), R. Fisher (Gemini Observatory): “Resolving
the Dusty Disk Around the Nearby, Young Star HD 181327”
GEM-SQ
1
G. Clayton (Louisiana State U.), M. Barlow (University College London), B. Sugerman, M. Meixner
(STScI), K. Gordon (Steward Observatory), D. Welch (McMaster U.): “Dust and the Late-Time
Evolution of Type II Supernovae”
GEM-NQ
1.03
K. Cunha, V. Smith (NOAO), S. Majewski, R. Munoz (G) (U. of Virginia): “Mapping Chemical
Evolution in the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy from Abundances in Red-Giant Stars”
GEM-S
2
A. Dey, K. Brand (NOAO), M. Brown (Princeton U.), V. Desai (California Institute of Technology),
E. Le Floch (Steward Observatory), B. Jannuzi (NOAO), C. Papovich (Steward Observatory), B.
Soifer (California Institute of Technology), D. Weedman (Cornell U.): “NIRI Spectroscopy of the
Extreme R-[24] Red Galaxy Population”
GEM-NQ
2.3
J. Elias (NOAO): “Star Formation Below the Main Sequence”
GEM-SQ
1.37
X. Fan, L. Jiang (G), D. Hines (Steward Observatory), G. Richards (Princeton U.), G. Rieke
(Steward Observatory), H. Rix (Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie), D. Schneider (Pennsylvania
State U.), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), M. Vestergaard (Steward Observatory), F. Walter (Max Planck
Institut fur Astronomie): “A Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Survey of the Highest Redshift Quasars”
GEM-SQ
1.3
P. Green (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. Silverman (Max-Planck Institute fur
extraterrestrische Physik), W. Barkhouse (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), B. Jannuzi (NOAO):
“The History of Supermassive Black Hole Accretion from the ChaMP”
GEM-NQ
2.6
T. Greene (NASA Ames Research Center), K. Covey (U. of Washington), G. Doppmann (Gemini
Observatory): “Magnetic Fields of Embedded Protostars”
GEM-S
2
J. Hennawi (UC Berkeley), J. Prochaska (UC Santa Cruz), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), G. Richards
(Johns Hopkins U.), J. O’Meara (MIT), X. Fan (Steward Observatory): “Characterizing the
Environment, Emission Geometry, and Radiative History of Quasars using Projected Quasar Pairs”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
2
2
T. Hillwig (Valparaiso U.), D. Gies, P. Wiita (Georgia State U.), L. Kaper, A. van der Meer
(University of Amsterdam): “Refining the Component Masses in the Microquasar SS 433”
GEM-NQ
2.1
K. Hinkle (NOAO), D. Lambert (U. of Texas, Austin), V. Smith (NOAO), T. Lebzelter (Universitat
Wien (University of Vienna)): “The HdC stars as recently merged white dwarf binaries”
GEM-S
1
B. Hrivnak (Valparaiso U.), K. Volk (Gemini Observatory), S. Kwok (Institute of Astronomy &
Astrophysics, Taiwan): “Spatially-Resolved Spectroscopy of the 21 Micron Emission Feature in
Proto-PN”
GEM-NQ
0.2
D. Jaffe, K. Allers (G) (U. of Texas, Austin), G. Doppmann (Gemini Observatory): “A
Spectroscopic Study of Young 5-100 MJ Objects in Lupus and Cham II”
GEM-SQ
1
J. King (Clemson U.): “Lithium Isotope Ratios in T Tauri Stars”
GEM-SQ
1.58
J. Kirkpatrick (IPAC), D. Looper (G) (U. of Hawaii), R. Cutri (IPAC), A. Burgasser (MIT):
“Classifying Discoveries from a Large-area Near-infrared Proper Motion Survey”
GEM-NQ
2.7
F
E-3
F
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
Gemini Telescopes – 2006A –Scheduled NGSC Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), R. McCray (U. of Colorado), P. Challis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Heng, N. Smith (U. of Colorado): “The Reverse
Shock in SN 1987A”
GEM-SQ
0.2
D. Knauth, D. Meyer, J. Lauroesch (Northwestern U.): “The Interstellar 7Li/6Li Isotope Ratio
towards the Star-forming Cluster NGC 6231”
GEM-S
2
D. Lambert (U. of Texas, Austin), N. Ryde (Uppsala University), K. Hinkle, V. Smith (NOAO), B.
Gustafsson, B. Edvardsson (Uppsala University), M. Asplund (Australian National U.), S. Johansson
(University of Lund), R. Wahlin (G) (Uppsala University): “Getting a handle on the origin of the
Galactic Bulge”
GEM-S
3
D. Leonard (California Institute of Technology): “Constraining the Type Ia Supernova Progenitor:
The Search for Hydrogen in Nebular Spectra”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
0.35
0.35
F. Marchis (UC Berkeley), J. Berthier, P. Descamps, D. Hestroffer (IMCCE): “Refining the Orbits
of Known Main-Belt Binary Asteroids”
GEM-NQ
1
C. Marois (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), R. Doyon (University of Montreal), P. Kalas
(UC Berkeley), B. Macintosh (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), J. Graham, M. Fitzgerald
(UC Berkeley), D. Lafreniere (University of Montreal), I. Song (Gemini Observatory): “Dust
Disk/Planet Interactions: Gemini Deep Search for Fomalhaut Planet”
GEM-NQ
0.6
J. Maund, US Lead Scientist for S. Smartt (Queens U. Belfast), J. Danziger (Osservatorio
Astronomico di Trieste), J. Maund (U. of Texas, Austin), M. Crockett, S. Matilla, D. Young (Queens
U. Belfast): “NIR imaging of late-type galaxies to identify progenitors of future core-collapse
supernovae”
GEM-NQ
1.2
S. Mei (Johns Hopkins U.), J. Blakeslee (Washington State U.), H. Ford, N. Homeier (Johns
Hopkins U.), M. Postman (STScI), P. Rosati (ESO), R. Demarco (Johns Hopkins U.), P. Eisenhardt
(CalTech-JPL), M. Jee (Johns Hopkins U.), B. Holden (UC Santa Cruz), T. Kodama, F. Nakata
(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), M. Tanaka (University of Tokyo), R. White (STScI):
“Galaxy transformation in groups at z > 1”
GEM-NQ
2
M. Moerchen, C. Telesco, C. Packham (U. of Florida): “T-ReCS and MICHELLE Imaging Study of
Stochastic Processes in Debris Disks”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
3.3
0.6
T. Oka (U. of Chicago), T. Geballe (Gemini Observatory), B. McCall (U. of Illinois UrbanaChampaign): “Studies of Warm and Diffuse Gas near the Galactic Center using H3+ and CO”
GEM-S
4
B. Oppenheimer, US Lead Scientist for R. Doyon (University of Montreal), B. Oppenheimer
(American Museum of Natural History), F. Rigaut (Gemini Observatory), P. Roche (University of
Oxford), D. Lafreniere (University of Montreal), A. Digby (American Museum of Natural History),
J. Graham (UC Berkeley), R. Jayawardhana (University of Toronto), D. Johnstone (Herzberg
Institute of Astrophysics), P. Kalas (UC Berkeley), B. Macintosh, C. Marois (Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory), D. Nadeau, R. Racine (University of Montreal): “The Gemini Deep Planet
Survey (GDPS) - 2nd Epoch”
GEM-NQ
1.5
C. Packham, J. Schaefer (U. of Florida), R. Mason (NOAO), J. Radomski (Gemini Observatory), N.
Levenson, M. Elitzur (U. of Kentucky), E. Perlman (U. of Maryland), C. Telesco (U. of Florida):
“High Spatial Resolution MIR Observations of Seyfert Nuclei”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
1.47
0.74
F
E-4
F
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Gemini Telescopes – 2006A –Scheduled NGSC Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
S. Perlmutter, US Lead Scientist for I. Hook (University of Oxford), R. Carlberg, D. Howell
(University of Toronto), D. Neill (University of Victoria), K. Perrett (University of Toronto), C.
Pritchet (University of Victoria), M. Sullivan (University of Toronto), R. McMahon (University of
Cambridge), J. Bronder (University of Oxford), G. Aldering (Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory), S. Perlmutter (UC Berkeley), R. Pain (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique):
“The Nature of Dark Energy from Type Ia Supernovae”
GEM-NQ
1
S. Ridgway (Johns Hopkins U.), M. Lacy (IPAC): “Radio-quiet quasar hosts at high redshift: typical
galaxies close to the epoch of formation?”
GEM-NQ
1
H. Roe (California Institute of Technology), C. Trujillo (Gemini Observatory), M. Brown, A.
Bouchez, E. Schaller (G) (California Institute of Technology): “Titan’s methane clouds: The hunt for
regions of active geology”
GEM-NQ
2
A. Saha (NOAO): “The Enigmatic Variable Stars in DDO 187: Are they a new kind of object?”
GEM-NQ
0.7
A. Shapley (Princeton U.), M. Pettini (University of Cambridge), D. Erb (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), C. Steidel (California Institute of Technology): “Physical Conditions, Dust
Extinction, and Chemical Abundances in Star- forming Galaxies at z~ 2.0-2.5”
GEM-SQ
3
R. Simcoe (MIT): “Intergalactic Heavy-Element Enrichment at z ~ 6”
GEM-SQ
2.2
GEM-S
3
N. Smith (U. of Colorado): “IR Variability During a Shell Ejection of Eta Carinae”
GEM-SQ
GEM-S
0.6
1
C. Trujillo, US Lead Scientist for C. Trujillo (Gemini Observatory), M. Brown (California Institute
of Technology), D. Rabinowitz (Yale U.): “Search for Nitrogen Ice on 2005 FY9, the Brightest
Kuiper Belt Object”
GEM-NQ
1.1
E. Turner (Princeton U.), G. van de Ven (G), R. McDermid, T. De Zeeuw (Leiden Observatory):
“Dark Matter in the Lensing Elliptical ES0325-G004”
GEM-SQ
0.5
L. Yan (O), P. Choi (IPAC), L. Armus (O) (California Institute of Technology), A. Sajina (IPAC),
D. Frayer (O) (California Institute of Technology), H. Teplitz (O) (IPAC): “Near-IR Spectroscopy of
z ~ 2 ULIRGs Discovered by Spitzer in The First Look Survey”
GEM-N
3
A. Boogert, G. Blake (T) (California Institute of Technology), K. Hinkle (NOAO): “Phoenix
Observations of CH4, HCN and CO in the Planet Formation Zone”
GEM-S
2
M. Kilic (T), T. von Hippel (U. of Texas, Austin), S. Leggett (UKIRT), H. Jeff Munn (US Naval
Observatory), J. Liebert (Steward Observatory), D. Winget (U. of Texas, Austin), J. Farihi (Gemini
Observatory): “New Old White Dwarfs and the Age of the Galaxy”
GEM-NQ
1.92
M. Modjaz (T), R. Kirshner, P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), T. Matheson
(NOAO): “Late-Time Spectroscopy of Nearby Type Ib/c Supernovae”
GEM-NQ
0.68
F
F
V. Smith (NOAO), D. Lambert (U. of Texas, Austin), M. Asplund (Australian National U.), P.
Nissen (University of Aarhus): “Isotopic Lithium Abundances in Very Metal-Poor Halo Stars”
U.S. Thesis Programs +
F
F
+
Abbreviations and symbols: GEM-NQ = Gemini N Queue; GEM-SQ = Gemini S Queue; GEM-N = Gemini N classical; GEM-S = Gemini S
classical; GEM-K = Gemini/Keck time exchange; GEM-Su = Gemini/Subaru time exchange; * = poor weather program; (T) = Thesis
student; (G) = Graduate student; (U) = Undergraduate; (O) = Other
E-5
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
Gemini Telescopes – 2006A –Scheduled NGSC Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
M. Mumma (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), K. Magee-Sauer (Rowan College of New
Jersey), M. Disanti, G. Villanueva, A. Mandell (T) (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), E. Gibb
(U. of Missouri St. Louis), B. Bonev (G) (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center): “The Volatile
Composition of the split ecliptic comet 73P/Schwassman- Wachmann 3.”
GEM-S
0.5
I. Reid (STScI), L. Close, N. Siegler (T) (U. of Arizona), K. Cruz (American Museum of Natural
History), S. Daemgen (T) (Heidelberg-Konigstuhl Landessternwarte): “Searching for planetary-mass
companions to the youngest, nearest M dwarfs”
GEM-NQ
0.5
J. Schaefer (T) (U. of Florida), R. Mason (NOAO), C. Packham (U. of Florida), T. Geballe (Gemini
Observatory), M. Elitzur, N. Levenson (U. of Kentucky), J. Radomski (Gemini Observatory):
“Locating the silicate emission in NGC4151”
GEM-NQ
0.15
P. van Dokkum (Yale U.), M. Kriek (T) (Leiden U.), R. Quadri (T) (Yale U.), M. Franx (Leiden
Observatory), I. Labbe (Carnegie Institution of Washington), E. Gawiser (Yale U.), P. Lira
(Universidad de Chile), D. Marchesini, S. Toft (Yale U.), G. Rudnick (NOAO), G. Illingworth (UC
Santa Cruz): “A Public GNIRS Survey of Massive Galaxies at z~ 2.5”
GEM-S
4
Tel.
Nights
D. Axon, US Lead Scientist for T. Bergmann (UFRGS), D. Axon (Rochester Institute of
Technology), R. Riffel (UFRGS), K. Fathi (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), A. Robinson
(Rochester Institute of Technology), A. Marconi (Osservatorio Astrofisico Arcetri), G. Ostlin
(Stockholm Observatory): “Tracing gas flows down to a few parsecs from Active Galactic Nuclei”
GEM-SQ
0.13
D. Axon, US Lead Scientist for T. Bergmann (UFRGS), D. Axon (Rochester Institute of
Technology), R. Riffel (UFRGS), K. Fathi (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), A. Robinson
(Rochester Institute of Technology), A. Marconi (Osservatorio Astrofisico Arcetri), G. Ostlin
(Stockholm Observatory): “Tracing gas flows down to a few parsecs from Active Galactic Nuclei”
GEM-NQ
0.64
A. Becker, N. Silvestri, E. Agol, J. Bochanski (U. of Washington): “Radial Velocities For a New
Eclipsing M-dwarf Binary”
GEM-NQ
0.49
E. Berger, US Lead Scientist for B. Schmidt (Australian National U.), P. Price (U. of Hawaii), S.
Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), E. Berger (Carnegie Observatories), D. Frail
(NRAO), K. Roth (Gemini Observatory), R. Rutledge (McGill University), M. Dopita (Australian
National U.), P. Podsiadlowski, I. Hook (University of Oxford), J. Bell Burnell (Open U.), B.
Peterson (Australian National U.), A. Soderberg, B. Cenko, A. Gal-Yam, B. Cameron (California
Institute of Technology), L. Cowie (U. of Hawaii), B. Penprase (Pomona College), A. Cowie (U. of
Hawaii): “Gamma-ray bursts: From Progenitors and Probes”
GEM-NQ
0.4
E. Berger, US Lead Scientist for B. Schmidt (Australian National U.), P. Price (U. of Hawaii), S.
Kulkarni (California Institute of Technology), E. Berger (Carnegie Observatories), D. Frail
(NRAO), K. Roth (Gemini Observatory), R. Rutledge (McGill University), M. Dopita (Australian
National U.), P. Podsiadlowski, I. Hook (University of Oxford), J. Bell Burnell (Open U.), B.
Peterson (Australian National U.), A. Soderberg, B. Cenko, A. Gal-Yam, B. Cameron (California
Institute of Technology), L. Cowie, A. Cowie (U. of Hawaii), B. Penprase (Pomona College):
“Gamma Ray Bursts: From Progenitors to Probes”
GEM-SQ
0.8
F
F
Semester 2006B
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
F
+
F
Abbreviations and symbols: GEM-NQ=Gemini N Queue; GEM-SQ=Gemini S Queue; GEM-N=Gemini N classical; Gemini-S=Gemini S
classical; GEM-K = Gemini/Keck time exchange; GEM-Su = Gemini/Subaru time exchange; * = poor weather program; (T)=Thesis student;
(G)=Graduate student; (U)=Undergraduate; (O)=Other
E-6
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
B. Carney, D. Yong (U. of North Carolina), E. Friel (NSF), K. Janes (Boston U.): “The Origin &
Evolution of the Outer Disk of our Galaxy”
GEM-K
1
S. Chapman (California Institute of Technology), N. Martin, R. Ibata (Observatoire astronomique de
Strasbourg), A. Ferguson (University of Edinburgh), G. Lewis (U. of Sydney), N. Tanvir
(University of Hertfordshire): “Finding the missing satellites: confirmation and characterization of
new M31 outer halo sub-structures”
GEM-Su
1.15
M. Clampin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), P. Kalas (UC Berkeley), J. Wisniewski (NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center): “The Mid-IR Morphology of the Fomalhaut Debris Disk at High
Spatial Resolution”
GEM-SQ
2
A. Cole (U. of Minnesota), C. Gallart (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), E. Skillman (U. of
Minnesota): “Metallicity Distribution of Red Giants in the Transition-Type Local Group Galaxy
LGS 3”
GEM-NQ
1.6
H. Dinerstein, J. Wood (U. of Texas, Austin), T. Geballe (Gemini Observatory), N. Sterling (U. of
Texas, Austin): “Zinc as a Measure of Iron-Peak Element Abundances in Planetary Nebulae”
GEM-SQ
1.88
A. Gal-Yam (California Institute of Technology), D. Leonard (San Diego State U.), D. Fox
(Pennsylvania State U.): “Identifying progenitors of core-collapse supernovae”
GEM-NQ
0.1
D. Garnett (Steward Observatory), V. Smith (NOAO), J. Holtzman (New Mexico State U.), A.
Sarajedini (U. of Florida), C. Chiappini (Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste), A. Klypin (New
Mexico State U.): “Stellar Metallicity Distributions and Kinematics in M33”
GEM-NQ
0.9
K. Glazebrook, K. Chiu (Johns Hopkins U.), A. Bunker (University of Exeter): “The First z>6.4
Quasars and Y Dwarfs from UKIDSS”
GEM-SQ
0.8
T. Grav (U. of Hawaii): “Ymir: Looking at a possible recent creation of an irregular satellite family”
GEM-NQ
0.5
L. Helton (G), C. Woodward (U. of Minnesota), N. Evans (Keele University), T. Geballe (Gemini
Observatory), S. Team (): “ToO Galactic Nova - Michelle ``Quick Response''”
GEM-NQ
0.78
M. Ireland, US Lead Scientist for P. Tuthill (U. of Sydney), M. Ireland (California Institute of
Technology), J. Monnier (U. of Michigan): “Mid-IR imaging of symbiotics Mira AB and R Aqr”
GEM-SQ
0.3
L. Jiang (G), X. Fan (Steward Observatory): “A Near-IR Spectroscopic Observation of an Extreme
Mid-IR-weak Quasar at z=5.85”
GEM-SQ
0.4
P. Kharb, A. Robinson, C. O’Dea, D. Batcheldor, S. Baum, D. Axon (Rochester Institute of
Technology), J. Gallimore (Bucknell U.): “The Origin of the Spectacular Radio Structure in the
Seyfert Galaxy Mrk 6”
GEM-NQ
0.75
J. Kirkpatrick (IPAC), K. Cruz (American Museum of Natural History), A. Burgasser (MIT), L.
Prato (Lowell Observatory), S. Mohanty (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics):
“Characterizing a Population of Very Young Brown Dwarfs near the Sun”
GEM-SQ
0.4
R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), R. McCray (U. of Colorado), P. Challis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Heng, N. Smith (U. of Colorado): “The Reverse
Shock in SN 1987A”
GEM-SQ
0.2
F
E-7
F
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
C. Knez (G), J. Lacy (U. of Texas, Austin), G. Blake (California Institute of Technology), N. Evans
(U. of Texas, Austin), J. Brown (G) (California Institute of Technology), M. Bitner (G) (U. of
Texas, Austin), T. Geballe (Gemini Observatory), J. Najita (NOAO), M. Richter (UC Davis):
“Probing Chemistry in Disks through Emission of Molecules such as SiO, C2H2 and HCN”
GEM-NQ
2
A. Kong, W. Lewin, J. Homan (MIT): “Simultaneous X-ray/optical Observaitons of GS1826-24”
GEM-SQ
1.8
A. Kundu, M. Hempel, S. Zepf (Michigan State U.), T. Maccarone (University of Southampton):
“Probing the Formation of Globular Clusters and Low Mass X-Ray Binaries with Wide Field KBand imaging of NGC 4697”
GEM-Su
0.9
D. Leonard (San Diego State U.): “Constraining the Subluminous Type Ia Supernova Progenitor:
The Search for Hydrogen in the Nebular Spectrum of SN 2005ke”
GEM-SQ
0.55
J. Lowenthal (Smith College), J. Higdon, S. Higdon (Cornell U.): “Virial mass of a galaxy protocluster at z=2.3”
GEM-NQ
3.3
T. Matheson (NOAO), N. Suntzeff, R. Smith (CTIO), C. Stubbs, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley), P. Garnavich (U. of Notre Dame), A. Riess
(STScI), J. Tonry (U. of Hawaii), K. Krisciunas (U. of Notre Dame), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia
Universidad Catolica de Chile), B. Leibundgut, J. Spyromilio (ESO), W. Li (UC Berkeley), G.
Miknaitis (FNAL), S. Jha (UC Berkeley), J. Sollerman (Stockholm Observatory), P. Challis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Becker (U. of Washington), A. Rest (CTIO), S.
Blondin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The ESSENCE Project: Measuring the
Equation of State of Dark Energy”
GEM-SQ
3.27
T. Matheson (NOAO), N. Suntzeff, R. Smith (CTIO), C. Stubbs, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley), P. Garnavich (U. of Notre Dame), A. Riess
(STScI), J. Tonry (U. of Hawaii), K. Krisciunas (U. of Notre Dame), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia
Universidad Catolica de Chile), B. Leibundgut, J. Spyromilio (ESO), W. Li (UC Berkeley), G.
Miknaitis (FNAL), S. Jha (UC Berkeley), J. Sollerman (Stockholm Observatory), P. Challis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Becker (U. of Washington), A. Rest (CTIO), S.
Blondin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The ESSENCE Project: Measuring the
Equation of State of Dark Energy”
GEM-NQ
3.27
J. McClintock (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. Orosz (San Diego State U.), R.
Remillard (MIT), W. Pietsch (Max Planck Institut fur Astrophysik), R. Narayan (HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “Measuring Mass and Spin of a Stellar Black Hole in M33”
GEM-NQ
2.72
J. Monnier (U. of Michigan), P. Tuthill (U. of Sydney): “Mid-IR sizes of YSO disks: Precision
calibration using interferometry”
GEM-SQ
2
J. Najita (NOAO), M. Richter (UC Davis), J. Carr (Naval Research Laboratory), J. Lacy (), D.
Watson (U. of Rochester), S. Strom (NOAO), G. Doppmann (Gemini Observatory), C. Knez (G),
M. Bitner (U. of Texas, Austin), T. Greathouse (Lunar and Planetary Institute): “From
Astrochemistry to Astrobiology: Organic Molecules in a Planet- forming Disk”
GEM-NQ
2.5
S. Oey (U. of Michigan), D. Schaerer (Geneva Observatory), P. Crowther (University of Sheffield):
“Towards a Nebular He II Diagnostic for Starbursts”
GEM-NQ
3
F
E-8
F
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
B. Oppenheimer, US Lead Scientist for R. Doyon (University of Montreal), B. Oppenheimer
(American Museum of Natural History), F. Rigaut (Gemini Observatory), P. Roche (University of
Oxford), D. Lafreniere (University of Montreal), A. Digby (American Museum of Natural History),
J. Graham (UC Berkeley), R. Jayawardhana (University of Toronto), D. Johnstone (Herzberg
Institute of Astrophysics), P. Kalas (UC Berkeley), B. Macintosh, C. Marois (Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory), D. Nadeau, R. Racine (University of Montreal): “The Gemini Deep Planet
Survey (GDPS) - 2nd Epoch”
GEM-NQ
0.5
C. Packham, J. Schaefer (U. of Florida), R. Mason, J. Radomski (Gemini Observatory), N.
Levenson, M. Elitzur (U. of Kentucky), E. Perlman (U. of Maryland), C. Telesco (U. of Florida):
“High Spatial Resolution MIR Spectroscopy of AGN”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
0.23
0.17
P. Perez-Gonzalez, G. Rieke (Steward Observatory), A. Gonzalez (U. of Florida), J. Gallego (), R.
Guzman (U. of Florida), R. Pello (Observatoire de Midi-Pyrenees), E. Egami, D. Marcillac (Steward
Observatory), S. Pascual (Universidad Complutense Madrid): “What kind of galaxies dominate the
cosmic SFR density at z~2?”
GEM-S
4
S. Perlmutter, US Lead Scientist for I. Hook (University of Oxford), R. Carlberg, D. Howell
(University of Toronto), D. Neill (University of Victoria), K. Perrett (University of Toronto), C.
Pritchet (University of Victoria), M. Sullivan (University of Toronto), R. McMahon (University of
Cambridge), J. Bronder (University of Oxford), G. Aldering (Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory), S. Perlmutter (UC Berkeley), R. Pain (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique):
“The Nature of Dark Energy from Type Ia Supernovae”
GEM-NQ
1
A. Rest, US Lead Scientist for D. Welch (McMaster U.), A. Rest (CTIO), N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M
U.), P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), K. Olsen (CTIO), K. Cook, S.
Nikolaev (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), D. Minniti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica
de Chile), R. Smith (CTIO), A. Clochiatti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), J. Prieto (G)
(Ohio State U.), A. Becker (U. of Washington), T. Matheson (NOAO), M. Bergmann (Gemini
Observatory), C. Stubbs (Harvard U.): “Light Echoes from Supernovae and a Highly-Evolved Star
in the Large Magellanic Cloud”
GEM-SQ
1.78
G. Richards (Johns Hopkins U.), D. Chelouche (Institute for Advanced Study), P. Hall (York
University), J. Hennawi (UC Berkeley), N. Inada (University of Tokyo), C. Keeton (Rutgers U.), C.
Kochanek (Ohio State U.), M. Oguri (Princeton U.), D. Schneider (Pennsylvania State U.), S.
Wyithe (U. of Melbourne), A. Yonehara (University of Tokyo): “Spectroscopic Monitoring of
SDSS J1004+4112”
GEM-NQ
*
M. Richter (UC Davis), N. Ryde (Uppsala University), C. Johns-Krull (Rice U.), T. Greathouse
(Lunar and Planetary Institute), G. Harper (U. of Colorado), M. Bitner (U. of Texas, Austin):
“Measuring Stellar Magnetic Fields”
GEM-NQ
1.23
M. Richter (UC Davis), T. Greathouse (Lunar and Planetary Institute), M. Bitner, J. Lacy, D. Jaffe
(U. of Texas, Austin), G. Herczeg (California Institute of Technology), J. Najita (NOAO), J. Carr
(Naval Research Laboratory), R. Shuping (NASA Ames Research Center), G. Blake (California
Institute of Technology), S. Kenyon, T. Currie (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), U.
Gorti, D. Hollenbach (NASA Ames Research Center): “A Survey for Protoplanetary Disk Gas”
GEM-NQ
8.85
E. Robinson (U. of Texas, Austin), C. Froning (U. of Colorado), P. Callanan, M. Reynolds
(University College Cork): “IR spectroscopy of Quiescent Black Hole X-ray Novae”
GEM-NQ
1.1
H. Roe (California Institute of Technology), C. Trujillo (Gemini Observatory), M. Brown, E.
Schaller (G), A. Bouchez (California Institute of Technology): “Titan’s methane clouds: The hunt
for regions of active surface geology”
GEM-NQ
2
F
E-9
F
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
G. Rudnick (NOAO), C. Papovich, E. Lefloch, C. Willmer (Steward Observatory), T. Webb
(McGill University), P. van Dokkum (Yale U.), M. Kriek, E. Taylor, M. Franx (Leiden
Observatory), G. Rieke, P. Perez-Gonzalez (Steward Observatory): “Near Infrared Spectroscopy of
24 micron sources at 1.5 < z < 2.5”
GEM-SQ
2.14
S. Schuler (G), J. King (Clemson U.): “High-Resolution Spectroscopy of Exoplanetary Hosts:
Accretion & 6Li”
GEM-SQ
1
A. Shapley (Princeton U.), C. Steidel (California Institute of Technology), M. Pettini (IoA,
Cambridge), D. Erb (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “Physical Conditions, Dust
Extinction, and Chemical Abundances in Star- forming Galaxies at z~ 2.0-2.5”
GEM-SQ
3
A. Shapley (Princeton U.), A. Coil (Steward Observatory), C. Ma (UC Berkeley): “Chemical
Abundances in Star-forming Galaxies at z~ 1.0-1.5”
GEM-SQ
3
E. Skillman (U. of Minnesota), D. Garnett, J. Smith (Steward Observatory), R. Kennicutt (Institute
for Astronomy, UK): “Metallicity Dependence of PAH Emission: NGC 628”
GEM-NQ
0.91
J. Spencer, W. Merline (Southwest Research Institute), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins U.):
“Lightcurves, NIR colors, and Orbits of the Two Newly-Discovered Satellites of Pluto”
GEM-NQ
2.2
S. Stanford, US Lead Scientist for C. Collins (Liverpool Johns Moores University), M. West (U. of
Hawaii), S. Stanford (UC Davis), K. Romer (University of Sussex), M. Hilton (Liverpool Johns
Moores University), S. Kay (University of Oxford), A. Liddle (University of Sussex), R. Mann
(University of Edinburgh), R. Nichol (University of Portsmouth), K. Sabirli (Carnegie Mellon U.),
C. Miller (NOAO), P. Viana (Universidade do Porto): “The XMM Cluster Survey: Spectroscopic
Redshifts for z>1 Cluster Candidates”
GEM-NQ
0.63
M. Torres, D. Steeghs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), P. Rodriguez-Gil (Instituto
de Astrofisica de Canarias), B. Gansicke, T. Marsh (University of Warwick), S. Araujo-Betancor
(Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), K. Long (STScI): “Unravelling the Role of the SW Sextantis
Stars in the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables”
GEM-NQ
0.6
C. Urry, US Lead Scientist for E. Treister (Universidad de Chile), C. Urry (Yale U.), M. DeRobertis
(York University), S. Virani (Yale U.), P. Lira (Universidad de Chile): “GNIRS Spectroscopy of
Extreme X-ray to Optical sources in the E-CDFS field”
GEM-SQ
0.5
D. Winget, US Lead Scientist for K. de Souza Oliveira, B. Castanheira (UFRGS), D. Winget (U. of
Texas, Austin): “Is the SDSS ZZ Ceti instability strip really pure?”
GEM-NQ
J. Wisniewski (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), K. Bjorkman (U. of Toledo), M. Clampin
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), C. Grady (Eureka Scientific), M. Sitko (U. of Cincinnati), B.
Whitney (Space Science Institute): “The First Mid-IR Scattered Light Imaging of Protoplanetary
Disks”
GEM-NQ
0.5
N. Zakamska (Institute for Advanced Study), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), J. Krolik, T. Heckman
(Johns Hopkins U.): “Stellar populations, ages and velocity dispersions of the hosts of luminous
type II quasars.”
GEM-NQ
1.4
GEM-Su
0.45
F
F
U.S. Thesis Programs
J. Brodie, US Lead Scientist for L. Spitler (T), D. Forbes (Swinburne U.), J. Brodie, J. Strader (UC
Santa Cruz): “Globular Cluster Wide-field Imaging: Constraining Galaxy Formation”
E-10
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Gemini Telescopes –2006B – NGSC Scheduled Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) +
Tel.
Nights
J. Brown (T), G. Blake, K. Pontoppidan (California Institute of Technology), V. Geers (G), E. van
Dishoeck, B. Merin (Leiden Observatory), A. Boogert (CTIO): “Mid-infrared imaging of protoplanetary disks with inner gaps”
GEM-NQ
GEM-SQ
0.7
0.6
M. Chou (T), S. Majewski (U. of Virginia), V. Smith, K. Cunha (NOAO), R. Patterson (U. of
Virginia), D. Martinez-Delgado (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias): “Chemical Trends in Halo
Tidal Streams”
GEM-S
5
S. Daemgen (T), N. Siegler (Steward Observatory), I. Reid (STScI), L. Close (Steward Observatory):
“Follow-up Observations of Two Planetary Mass/Brown Dwarf Companion Candidates to Young M
Stars with Altair”
GEM-NQ
0.1
C. Fassnacht, M. Auger (T) (UC Davis): “An Unbiased Sample of Gravitational Lens Environments”
GEM-NQ
2.45
C. Johns-Krull, H. Yang (T) (Rice U.): “Magnetic Fields on the Pre-Main Sequence Stars in the ONC”
GEM-S
2
J. Kennefick, S. Bursick (T) (U. of Arkansas), E. Monier (), M. Smith (CTIO), P. Osmer (Ohio State
U.): “Spectroscopy of Faint z>4.8 Quasar Candidates from the BTC40 Survey”
GEM-SQ
*
T. Lebzelter (Universitat Wien (University of Vienna)), K. Hinkle (NOAO), M. Lederer (T)
(Universitat Wien (University of Vienna)): “Nucleosynthesis in the final stages of stellar evolution”
GEM-S
4
M. Modjaz (T), R. Kirshner, S. Blondin, P. Challis (O) (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), T. Matheson (NOAO): “Late-Time Spectroscopy of SN 2006aj Associated with GRB
060218”
GEM-NQ
0.29
C. Packham (U. of Florida), A. Alonso-Herrero, L. Colina (Instituto de Estructura de la Materia), J.
Radomski (Gemini Observatory), T. Diaz-Santos (T) (Instituto de Estructura de la Materia): “High
spatial resolution mid-infrared imaging of Local Universe Luminous Infrared Galaxies”
GEM-SQ
0.6
L. Prochaska (T), J. Rose (U. of North Carolina): “Age and Metallicity Relations of Stellar
Populations Within Disk Galaxies”
GEM-SQ
1.1
J. Stocke, E. Ellingson, Q. Hart (T), A. Bender (T) (U. of Colorado): “``On the Road to Coma:
Tracing Cluster AGN & Galaxy Evolution from z=1.2 to the present``”
GEM-NQ
2.2
GEM-S
4
GEM-NQ
2.8
F
F
P. van Dokkum (Yale U.), M. Kriek (T) (Leiden University), R. Quadri (T) (Yale U.), M. Franx
(Leiden Observatory), I. Labbe (Carnegie Institution of Washington), E. Gawiser (Yale U.), P. Lira
(Universidad de Chile), D. Marchesini, S. Toft (Yale U.), G. Rudnick (NOAO), G. Illingworth (UC
Santa Cruz): “A Public GNIRS Survey of Massive Galaxies at z~ 2.5”
Y. Yang (T), A. Zabludoff, R. Dave, D. Eisenstein (Steward Observatory): “Detecting Galaxy
Formation with He II Cooling Radiation”
E-11
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY
⎯ Mayall 4-m: The U.S. community has access to 80% of science time on the Mayall; 20% is assigned to
the U. of Maryland.
⎯ WIYN 3.5-m Telescope: The U.S. community has access to approximately 40% of WIYN time.
⎯ Kitt Peak Small Telescopes: KP 2.1-m (100% community access) and the KP 0.9-m (10%).
Semester 2006A
KPNO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis) ♣
Tel.
Nights
M. A’Hearn, M. Knight (G), T. Farnham (U. of Maryland), B. Muller (PSI), N. Samarasinha (NOAO),
J. Morgenthaler, W. Harris (U. of Washington), F. Roesler (U. of Wisconsin Madison), Y. Fernandez
(University of Central Florida), C. Lisse (Johns Hopkins U.): “Fragmented Comet 73P/SchwassmannWachmann 3: A Rare Close-Approach”
KP-2.1m
KP-4m
5
4
W. Barkhouse (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), P. Green (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics): “Optical Follow-up of Serendipitous Chandra X-ray Cluster Candidates”
KP-2.1m
2.5
H. Bond (STScI), D. Harmer (NOAO), M. Afsar (G) (Ege University): “The Stellar Environment
around V838 Monocerotis”
WIYN
2
H. Bond (STScI), O. De Marco (American Museum of Natural History), D. Harmer (NOAO):
“Searching for Spectroscopic Binaries Among Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae”
KP-4m
7
C. Buchanan (Rochester Institute of Technology), J. Gallimore (Bucknell U.), C. O’Dea, A. Robinson,
S. Baum, D. Axon (Rochester Institute of Technology), M. Elitzur (U. of Kentucky), M. Elvis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The Optical and Infrared Emission from Seyfert
Galaxies: Towards a comprehensive understanding”
KP-4m
2.5
H. Bushouse (STScI), W. Keel (U. of Alabama): “Unveiling the Dynamics and Stellar Populations of
Interacting Starburst Galaxies”
KP-4m
2
D. Clark (G), S. Eikenberry (U. of Florida), B. Brandl (Sterrewacht Leiden): “Search for Infrared
Counterparts to X-Ray Point Sources in M 51 and NGC 4559”
KP-4m
2
D. Clark (G), S. Eikenberry, M. Edwards (G), N. Gruel, S. Raines (U. of Florida): “FISICA
Observations of the Starforming Galaxy M51”
KP-4m
3
D. Fadda, F. Marleau, L. Storrie-Lombardi (IPAC), A. Biviano (Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica), F.
Durret (IAP): “Star Formation in Medium-z Clusters: a Search for Infalling Galaxies beyond the Virial
Radius.”
WIYN
3
X. Fan (Steward Observatory), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), J. Hennawi (Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory), L. Jiang (G) (Steward Observatory): “A Complete Survey of z~ 6 Quasars from the
SDSS”
KP-4m
4
H. Ferguson, A. Suchkov, R. Lucas (O) (STScI): “A Search for Dusty Halos of Post-Starburst
Galaxies”
KP-4m
3
F
♣
F
Key: WIYN-SYN: Synoptic/Queue; ToO: Target of Opportunity scheduling; (T): Thesis Student; (G): Graduate; (U) Undergraduate
E-12
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
KPNO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis) ♣
Tel.
Nights
R. Gal (U. of Virginia), L. Lubin (UC Davis), G. Squires, L. Yan (IPAC): “Building a Supercluster:
The Stellar Content of the Cl1604 Supercluster at z=0.9”
KP-4m
3
A. Gonzalez (U. of Florida), K. Tran (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “Life Before the
Fall: Galaxy Cluster Assembly at z=0.37”
KP-4m
2
P. Goudfrooij, T. Puzia, R. Chandar (STScI): “The Formation of Spiral Spheroids and their Globular
Cluster Systems”
KP-4m
2
M. Gregg (UC Davis), M. West (U. of Hawaii), A. Karick (UC Davis), M. Drinkwater (University of
Queensland), S. Phillipps (University of Bristol), B. Jones (Queen Mary College), E. Evstigneeva
(University of Queensland), M. Takamiya (U. of Hawaii): “Ultra-compact Dwarfs and the Evolution of
the Virgo Cluster”
WIYN
5
F. Hamann (U. of Florida): “Quasars and Their Host Galaxies at High Redshifts”
KP-4m
4
S. Hameed (Five Colleges), D. Thilker (Johns Hopkins U.): “HII Region Luminosity Functions in
Spiral Galaxies”
KP-4m
4
W. Harris (U. of Washington), B. Muller (PSI), N. Samarasinha (NOAO), M. A’Hearn (U. of
Maryland), F. Roesler (U. of Wisconsin Madison), T. Farnham (U. of Maryland), Y. Fernandez
(University of Central Florida), J. Morgenthaler (U. of Washington), M. Knight (G) (U. of Maryland),
C. Lisse (Johns Hopkins U.): “Fragmented comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3: A rare close
approach”
KP-2.1m
KP-4m
WIYN
12.5
4
4
T. Harrison (New Mexico State U.), G. Benedict (U. of Texas, Austin), G. Marcy (UC Berkeley), D.
Fischer (San Francisco State U.), R. Butler (Carnegie Observatories), D. Hoffman (G), J. Bornak (G), J.
Wellhouse (G) (New Mexico State U.): “Astrometric Masses of Extrasolar Planets and Brown Dwarfs”
KP-4m
2
T. Harrison, J. Johnson, D. Hoffman (G), J. Bornak (G), J. Wellhouse (G) (New Mexico State U.): “Do
All ``Fast” Classical Novae Occur on Magnetic White Dwarfs?”
KP-2.1m
6.5
J. Hennawi (UC Berkeley), M. Gladders (Carnegie Observatories), N. Dalal (CITA), P. Natarajan (Yale
U.), M. Oguri, M. Strauss (Princeton U.): “WIYN Imaging and GMOS Spectroscopy of Giant Arcs
Behind the Strongest Lenses in the Universe”
WIYN
4
E. MacDonald, M. Dickinson (NOAO), B. Mobasher (STScI), P. Allen (Australian National U.), C.
Papovich (Steward Observatory), K. Brand (NOAO), C. Kretchner (G) (Johns Hopkins U.), D. Stern
(Caltech JPL): “Star Formation at z ~ 1”
KP-4m
8
J. MacKenty (STScI): “Star formation and Massive Stars in the Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC 4214”
KP-4m
3
S. Majewski, R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO), J. Rhee (Yonsei University), T. Beers
(Michigan State U.), V. Smith (U. of Texas El Paso), D. Geisler (Universidad de Concepcion), K.
Johnston (Wesleyan U.), J. Crane (G), A. Polak (G), P. Frinchaboy (G) (U. of Virginia), A. Kundu
(Michigan State U.), W. Gieren (Universidad de Concepcion), I. Reid (STScI), R. Munoz (G), J. Carlin
(G) (U. of Virginia): “Mapping the Structure, Dynamics and Chemistry of the Galactic Halo”
WIYN
11
S. Majewski, R. Munoz (G), R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), C. Palma (Pennsylvania State U.): “Tidal
Disruption of Galactic dSphs: A Photometric Test”
KP-4m
3.5
R. Marzke (San Francisco State U.), P. Pellegrini (Observatorio Nacional), L. Da Costa (Observatorio
Nacional, Brazil): “Compact Elliptical Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”
KP-2.1m
6.5
F
E-13
F
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
KPNO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis) ♣
Tel.
Nights
D. Moon (California Institute of Technology), S. Eikenberry (U. of Florida), B. Koo (Seoul National
University), S. Raines, N. Gruel (U. of Florida): “FISICA Integral Field Spectroscopy of the Shocked
Iron Gas in the Supernova Remnant G11.2-0.3”
KP-4m
2
K. Nandra (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), M. Brotherton (U. of Wyoming): “Bringing in the
Last Sheep”
KP-4m
2.5
J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), B. Gladman (University of British Columbia), J. Kavelaars
(National Research Council of Canada), J. Petit (Observatoire de Besancon), L. Allen (University of
British Columbia), A. Bieryla (O) (Southwest Research Institute): “The Kuiper Belt Legacy Project”
KP-4m
WIYN
3
3
J. Prochaska (UC Santa Cruz), T. Tripp, B. Aracil (U. Mass), R. Dave (Steward Observatory), J.
Mulchaey (Carnegie Observatories), H. Chen (U. of Chicago): “Surveying the Origin of O VI Gas at
Low Redshift”
KP-0.9m
4
J. Provencal (U. of Delaware), M. Montgomery (U. of Texas, Austin), S. Kepler (SOAR), S. Kleinman
(Subaru Telescope), G. Handler (Universitat Wien (University of Vienna)), H. Shipman (U. of
Delaware): “The Empirical Determination of Convection Parameters Across the DB Instability Strip”
KP-2.1m
7
T. Rector (U. of Alaska Anchorage), R. Cool (G) (Steward Observatory): “The Nova Rate in Galaxies
of Different Hubble Type”
KP-0.9m
2
M. Reed, S. Harms (U) (Missouri State University), S. O’Toole (Anglo-Australian Observatory):
“Time series spectrosctopy of the pulsating subdwarf B star PG1219+534”
KP-4m
4
R. Rich (UCLA), E. Held (Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova), L. Rizzi (U. of Hawaii), I. Saviane,
D. Alloin (ESO), F. Bresolin (U. of Hawaii): “Near-Infrared Luminosities and Nebular Oxygen
Abundances of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies in the M81 group”
KP-4m
6.5
K. Rines, S. Toft (Yale U.), A. Vikhlinin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Kravtsov
(U. of Chicago), T. Reiprich (Universitat Bonn): “Cluster Scaling Relations, Star Formation Efficiency,
and Dark Energy”
KP-4m
6
KP-2.1m
5.5
D. Stern, M. Brodwin (CalTech-JPL), M. Brown (Princeton U.), A. Dey (NOAO), A. Gonzalez (U. of
Florida), B. Jannuzi (NOAO): “Spectroscopy of Bright (K < 17) EROs”
KP-4m
1.5
P. Tamblyn, W. Merline, C. Chapman, D. Nesvorny, D. Dudra (Southwest Research Institute): “Visible
Light Curves of Young or Binary Asteroids”
KP-2.1m
KP-0.9m
5.5
6
J. Trasco, E. Warner (O) (U. of Maryland): “[EPO] UM Asteroids”
KP-2.1m
1
D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), T. Spahr (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Rivkin
(Johns Hopkins U.), C. Hergenrother (O) (Steward Observatory), S. Kortenkamp (PSI): “A search for
L4 Trojan asteroids of Mars”
KP-0.9m
6.5
S. Veilleux, D. Rupke (U. of Maryland): “AGN-driven Superwinds in a Sample of Seyferts that is Not
Infrared- Biased”
KP-4m
3.5
S. Veilleux, R. Swaters (U. of Maryland), D. Andersen (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics), M.
Verheijen (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute), M. Bershady, K. Westfall (G) (U. of Wisconsin Madison):
“The Distribution of Mass in Spiral Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
WIYN
4
2
F
F
E. Schmidt (U. of Nebraska): “A Search for Type II Cepheids”
E-14
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
KPNO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis) ♣
Tel.
Nights
L. Wasserman, M. Buie, R. Millis (Lowell Observatory), D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), J. Elliot
(MIT), K. Meech (U. of Hawaii), S. Kern (G), A. Gulbis, J. Kane (G) (MIT), R. Crudo (U) (Steward
Observatory), E. Chiang, J. Lovering (U) (UC Berkeley): “Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt”
KP-4m
4
G. Worthey, J. Serven (G) (Washington State U.): “Element by Element Abundances in Spheroidal
Galaxies”
KP-4m
5
K. Yoss (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), H. Detweiler (O) (Illinois Wesleyan U.), G. Miller (O)
(Southwestern U.), D. Bell (NOAO): “Deep Probe for Mg Index and (B-V) colors at the North Galactic
Pole”
KP-2.1m
7
J. Ge, J. van Eyken (T), S. Mahadevan (T), C. Dewitt (G), R. Cohen (G), S. Kane, A. Heuvel (G), P.
Guo (G) (U. of Florida): “Confirm and Search for Planet Candidates with the ET Instrument”
KP-2.1m
24.5
J. Baldwin (Michigan State U.), P. Osmer, M. Bentz (T) (Ohio State U.), N. Dhanda (T) (Michigan
State U.), G. Ferland (U. of Kentucky): “High-Metallicity QSOs”
KP-4m
4
M. Brotherton, C. Paul (T), Z. Shang (U. of Wyoming), G. Canalizo (UC Riverside), D. Vanden Berk
(Pennsylvania State U.), A. Diamond-Stanic (G) (Steward Observatory): “Characterizing the PostStarburst Quasar Population and their Companion Galaxies”
KP-4m
3.5
N. Chapman (T), L. Mundy, S. Lai (U. of Maryland), N. Evans, II (U. of Texas, Austin): “Near
Infrared Observations of Rho Ophiuchus”
KP-4m
1.5
N. Chapman (T), L. Mundy, S. Lai (U. of Maryland), N. Evans, II (U. of Texas, Austin): “Near
Infrared Observations of L204C-2”
KP-4m
2
M. Chou (T), S. Majewski (U. of Virginia), V. Smith, K. Cunha (NOAO), D. Nidever (G) (U. of
Virginia), K. Johnston (Wesleyan U.), S. Pakzad (G), R. Patterson, M. Skrutskie (U. of Virginia), D.
Law (G) (California Institute of Technology): “Testing The Sagittarius-LMC Collision Hypothesis”
KP-4m
3.5
K. Chynoweth (T), R. Knop, R. Gibbons (Vanderbilt U.): “Spatially Resolved Kinematics and
Excitation of Ionized Gas in Starburst Galaxies”
WIYN
4
A. Connolly (U. of Pittsburgh), K. Chambers, I. Szapudi (U. of Hawaii), A. Hopkins, S. Schmidt (T)
(U. of Pittsburgh), E. McGrath (G) (U. of Hawaii), R. Scranton (U. of Pittsburgh), J. Bryant (U. of
Sydney): “A Census of the High Redshift Radio Universe”
KP-4m
10.5
R. De Naray (T), S. McGaugh (U. of Maryland), E. De Blok (Research School for Astronomy and
Astrophysics), A. Bosma (OAMP): “A Comprehensive Study of the Dark Matter Halos of Low Surface
Brightness and Dwarf Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
WIYN
4
5
K. Dellenbusch (T), J. Gallagher (U. of Wisconsin Madison), P. Knezek (WIYN), P. Mucciarelli (U. of
Wisconsin): “Oxygen Abundances and Evolutionary Paths in Starbursting Transition Dwarf Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
5
M. Edwards (T), S. Eikenberry, D. Clark (G) (U. of Florida): “Probing the Extent and Membership of
Cl 1806-20”
KP-4m
4
P. Garnavich, J. Gallagher (T) (U. of Notre Dame), L. Williams (U. of Minnesota), J. Rhodes
(California Institute of Technology): “Anomalously Large Lensing Signature in High Redshift
Supernovae”
KP-0.9m
5
F
F
U.S. Thesis Programs
E-15
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
KPNO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis) ♣
Tel.
Nights
KP-4m
3
KP-2.1m
6
K. Herrmann (T), R. Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State U.), G. Jacoby (WIYN), J. Feldmeier (NOAO), A.
Cucchiara (G) (Pennsylvania State U.): “The Planetary Nebula System of M94”
WIYN
3
M. Lavigne (T), S. Vogel, E. Ostriker (U. of Maryland): “Kinematics and Star Formation in Spiral
Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
KP-4m
3
4
S. McGaugh, R. De Naray (G) (U. of Maryland), E. De Blok (Australia Telescope National Facility), S.
Oh (T) (Australian National U.): “H(alpha) Velocity Fields of THINGS Dwarf Galaxies”
WIYN
3
S. Meidt (T), R. Rand (U. of New Mexico): “Spiral Pattern Speeds Using the Tremaine-Weinberg
Method”
WIYN
3
E. Mercer (T), D. Clemens (Boston U.), M. Hanson (U. of Cincinnati): “Near-infrared stellar
spectroscopy of newly discovered, Spitzer- selected, inner Galaxy star clusters”
KP-4m
4.5
W. Powell (T), R. Wilhelm (Texas Technical University): “An Observational Study of Globular Cluster
Tidal Streams”
KP-0.9m
4
J. Robinson (T), B. Wilking (U. of Missouri St. Louis), M. Meyer (Steward Observatory): “Unveiling
the Low Mass Population Surrounding the Rho Oph Cloud”
WIYN
3
T. Sato (T), C. Martin (UC Santa Barbara): “Near-Infrared Imaging of Infalling Galaxies in Abell 851”
KP-4m
5
K. Walsh (T), D. Richardson (U. of Maryland): “Lightcurve Study of Small Main Belt Asteroids using
MOSAIC”
KP-2.1m
KP-4m
5
1
F
F
C. Grillmair, R. Johnson (T) (IPAC), O. Dionatos (T) (University of Athens), D. Geisler, W. Gieren
(Universidad de Concepcion), E. Grebel (Universitat Basel), K. Johnston (Wesleyan U.), S. Majewski,
R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), I. Reid (STScI), D. Spergel, S. Tremaine (Princeton U.): “Mapping
Globular Cluster Tidal Streams”
F. Hamann, P. Hidalgo (T), D. Nestor (U. of Florida): “High Velocity Outflows in Quasars”
E-16
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Semester 2006B
KPNO – Semester 2006B — Scheduled U.S Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) ♣
Tel.
Nights
M. A’Hearn, T. Farnham (U. of Maryland), B. Muller (PSI), N. Samarasinha (NOAO): “Did the
rotation period of the Deep Impact target comet 9P/Tempel 1 change?”
KP-2.1m
14
W. Barkhouse (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), P. Green (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics): “Unveiling Optical Counterparts to Chandra X-ray Cluster Candidates”
KP-2.1m
6
H. Bond (STScI), D. Harmer (NOAO), M. Afsar (G) (Ege University): “The Stellar Environment
around V838 Monocerotis”
WIYN
2
B. Buckalew (California Institute of Technology): “Optical Spectroscopy of the SINGS Low
Metallicity Extranuclear Target NGC 6822 Hubble I”
KP-4m
3
M. Buie, L. Wasserman, R. Millis (Lowell Observatory), D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), J. Elliot
(MIT), K. Meech (U. of Hawaii), S. Kern, A. Gulbis, E. Adams (G) (MIT): “Dynamical Structure of
the Kuiper Belt”
KP-4m
4
B. Carney (U. of North Carolina), D. Latham (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. Laird
(Bowling Green State U.), D. Yong (U. of North Carolina): “The Chemical History of the Monoceros
Ring”
WIYN
3
W. Clarkson (STScI), T. Marsh (University of Warwick), A. Norton (Open U.), J. Thorstensen
(Dartmouth College), F. Lewis (G) (Cardiff University): “A Near-IR Velocity Study of Bright
Intermediate Polars”
KP-4m
6
A. Crotts, P. Cseresnjes (Columbia U.), E. Baltz (Stanford University), J. De Jong (Max Planck Institut
fur Astronomie), G. Gyuk (U. of Chicago), K. Kuijken (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute), W.
Sutherland (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh), A. Bergier (Columbia U.), L. Widrow (Queen’s
University), E. Brogt (G) (Steward Observatory): “Microlensing in M31 at Large Distances and for
Large Masses”
KP-4m
2
KP-0.9m
4
F
F
D. Devine, J. Bally (U. of Colorado): “Giant HH Flows: 10 Years After”
A. Fruchter (STScI), J. Rhoads (Arizona State U.), D. Reichart (U. of North Carolina), J. Graham (G)
(Johns Hopkins U.), A. Rest (CTIO), A. Levan (University of Hertfordshire), J. Castro Ceron (G)
(University of Copenhagen), M. Merrill (NOAO), D. Bersier (Liverpool Johns Moores University), N.
Tanvir (University of Hertfordshire), J. Hjorth (Copenhagen U.): “Rapid Observations and
Fundamental Studies of GRB Afterglows”
KP-4m-TOO
KP-2.1m-TOO
WIYN-TOO
P. Garnavich (U. of Notre Dame), D. DePoy, J. Prieto (G) (Ohio State U.): “Finding the Lost
Supernovae of the SDSS-II Supernova Search”
KP-4m
5
M. Giampapa, W. Sherry (NOAO): “Age-Activity Correlation at Young Stellar Ages”
WIYN
2
K. Glazebrook, K. Chiu (Johns Hopkins U.), A. Bunker (University of Exeter): “The First z>6.4
Quasars and Y Dwarfs from UKIDSS”
KP-4m
2.5
♣
Key: WIYN-SYN: Synoptic/Queue; ToO: Target of Opportunity scheduling; (T): Thesis Student; (G): Graduate; (U)
Undergraduate
E-17
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
KPNO – Semester 2006B — Scheduled U.S Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) ♣
Tel.
Nights
T. Grav (U. of Hawaii): “Ymir: Looking at a possible recent creation of an irregular satellite family”
WIYN
3
P. Hartigan (Rice U.), A. Frank (U. of Rochester): “Dynamics of a Jet/Cloud Collision in Astrophysics
and in the Laboratory”
KP-4m
2.5
L. Hillenbrand (California Institute of Technology): “Completing the Optical Spectroscopic Survey of
the Orion Nebula Cluster”
WIYN
3
J. Holberg (Steward Observatory), S. Howell (NOAO), E. Sion (Villanova U.): “Exoplanet Tracker
Observations of Sirius-Like Systems”
KP-2.1m
3
S. Howell (NOAO), D. Ciardi, G. Van Belle (Michaelson Science Center): “Search for Extra-Solar
Planets in a Sample of Metal Rich K stars”
KP-2.1m
7
R. Joyce (NOAO), K. Volk (Gemini Observatory), J. Elias (NOAO): “Near Infrared Spectroscopy of
Planetary Nebulae”
KP-4m
2
J. MacKenty (STScI), D. Figer (Rochester Institute of Technology), P. Najarro (Consejo Superior de
Investigacions Cientificas), R. Kudritzki (U. of Hawaii), A. Herrero (Instituto de Astrofisica de
Canarias): “IRMOS Spectroscopy of the Most Massive Stellar Clusters”
KP-4m
5.5
S. Majewski, R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), P. Guhathakurta (UC Santa Cruz), R. Rich (UCLA), J.
Kalirai (UC Santa Cruz): “Exploring the Newly Discovered Halo Of M31”
KP-4m
6
P. Massey (Lowell Observatory), G. Clayton (Louisiana State U.), E. Levesque (U) (MIT), K. Olsen
(CTIO), B. Plez (Universite de Montpellier II), D. Silva (NOAO): “The Physical Properties and Excess
Reddening of Red Supergiants in M31: When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
KP-4m
2
S. McGaugh (U. of Maryland), T. von Hippel (U. of Texas, Austin), M. Bershady (U. of Wisconsin
Madison), D. Silva (AURA/Thirty Meter Telescope), K. Westfall (G) (U. of Wisconsin Madison):
“Stellar Absorption Lines in Low Surface Brightness Galaxies”
WIYN
3
B. McLean (STScI), B. Bucciarelli (O) (Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino), J. Yus (O) (Gemini
Observatory), C. Loomis (O) (STScI), S. Alessandro (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino), G. Greene
(O) (STScI): “Photometric Calibrators for the Second-Generation Palomar Sky Surveys”
KP-2.1m
7
C. Miller (CTIO), S. Stanford (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), M. West (U. of Hawaii), K.
Sabirli (G) (Carnegie Mellon U.), K. Romer (University of Sussex), R. Nichol (University of
Portsmouth), P. Viana (Universidade do Porto), M. Davidson (G) (University of Edinburgh), C.
Collins, M. Hilton (Liverpool Johns Moores University), S. Kay (University of Oxford), A. Liddle
(University of Sussex), R. Mann (University of Edinburgh), N. Mehrtens (G) (University of Sussex):
“Optical Follow-up of the XMM Cluster Survey: The XCS-NOAO Survey”
KP-4m
6
J. Najita (NOAO), J. Muzerolle (), S. Strom (NOAO): “Residual Disk Gas and Terrestrial Planet
Formation”
WIYN
2
J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), B. Gladman (University of British Columbia), J. Kavelaars (),
J. Petit (Observatoire de Besancon), L. Allen (University of British Columbia), A. Bieryla (O)
(Southwest Research Institute): “The Kuiper Belt Legacy Project”
KP-4m
WIYN
3
3
B. Peterson (Ohio State U.), K. Dasyra (G) (Max-Planck Institute fur extraterrestrische Physik), L.
Ferrarese (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics), L. Tacconi (Max-Planck Institute fur extraterrestrische
Physik): “The Relationship Between Black Hole Mass and Stellar Bulge Velocity Dispersion in AGNs”
KP-4m
1.5
F
E-18
F
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
KPNO – Semester 2006B — Scheduled U.S Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) ♣
Tel.
Nights
T. Rector (U. of Alaska Anchorage), R. Cool (G) (Steward Observatory): “The Nova Rate in Galaxies
of Different Hubble Type”
KP-0.9m
4.5
K. Rines (Yale U.), T. Reiprich (Universitat Bonn), A. Vikhlinin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), A. Kravtsov (U. of Chicago), H. Quintana (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), S.
Toft (ESO): “Cluster Scaling Relations, Star Formation Efficiency, and Dark Energy”
KP-4m
5
M. Robberto, K. Smith, J. MacKenty (STScI), M. Meyer (Steward Observatory): “IRMOS
Spectroscopy of the Orion Nebula Cluster”
KP-4m
5.5
A. Sarajedini, M. Barker (G) (U. of Florida): “The Star Formation History of M33’s Outer Regions”
WIYN
3
S. Schuler (G) (Clemson U.), C. Deliyannis (Indiana U.), J. King (Clemson U.), S. Kafka (CTIO), S.
Barnes (Lowell Observatory): “The Striking Li Dispersions in Pleiades G & K Dwarfs: Real or
Illusory?”
WIYN
1
M. Shara, D. Zurek (O) (American Museum of Natural History): “Deep Narrowband Imagery of Z
Cam - A Nova AND a Dwarf Nova”
KP-4m
2
K. Stassun, D. James (Vanderbilt U.), J. Montalban (Universite de Liege), R. Jeffries (Keele
University): “Testing Stellar Interiors Models and Calibrating Age Determinations for Pre-MainSequence Stars”
KP-4m
3
L. Strolger (Western Kentucky U.), A. Riess (STScI), A. Rohde (U) (Western Kentucky U.), B.
Mobasher (STScI), M. Carini (Western Kentucky U.), H. Lampeitl (STScI): “Photometric Redshifts of
z~1 Supernova Host Galaxies”
KP-4m
5
S. Strom, J. Najita (NOAO), J. Muzerolle (Steward Observatory), S. Wolff (NOAO): “Understanding
the Origin of Transition Disks”
WIYN
4
N. Suntzeff (NOAO), B. Schmidt (Australia Telescope National Facility), C. Stubbs (U. of
Washington), R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Filippenko (UC
Berkeley), P. Garnavich (U. of Notre Dame), A. Riess (STScI), J. Tonry (U. of Hawaii), R. Smith
(NOAO), K. Krisciunas (CTIO), M. Phillips (Carnegie Institution of Washington), A. Clocchiatti
(Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), B. Leibundgut, J. Spyromilio (ESO), B. Barris (U. of
Hawaii), W. Li (UC Berkeley), C. Hogan, G. Miknaitis (U. of Washington), S. Holland (U. of Notre
Dame), S. Jha, T. Matheson (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. Sollerman (ESO), P.
Challis (O) (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), S. Pompea (NOAO), A. Becker (Bell
Labs, Lucent Technologies), A. Rest (U. of Washington), J. Quinn (G) (U. of Notre Dame), J.
Gallagher (G) (), A. Noriega-Crespo (IPAC), C. Kennedy (O) (): “The w Project: Measuring the
Equation of State of the Universe”
WIYN
4
N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M U.), A. Rest (National Astronomical Observatory), D. Welch (McMaster U.),
C. Stubbs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), R. Smith (NOAO), K. Olsen (CTIO), M.
Bergmann (Gemini Observatory), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), D. Minnite
(), K. Cook (NOAO), J. Prieto (G) (Ohio State U.), A. Becker (FNAL), A. Garg (G) (Harvard U.), M.
Huber (G), S. Nikolaev (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), G. Miknaitis (FNAL): “Echoes of
Historical Supernovae in the Milky Way Galaxy”
KP-4m
8
S. Veilleux, R. Swaters (U. of Maryland), D. Andersen (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics), M.
Verheijen (University of Groningen), M. Bershady, K. Westfall (G) (U. of Wisconsin Madison): “The
Distribution of Mass in Spiral Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
WIYN
8.5
2
S. Veilleux, D. Rupke (U. of Maryland): “AGN-driven Superwinds in a Sample of Seyferts that is Not
Infrared- Biased”
KP-4m
3
F
E-19
F
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
KPNO – Semester 2006B — Scheduled U.S Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs) ♣
Tel.
Nights
M. Chou (T), S. Majewski (U. of Virginia), V. Smith, K. Cunha (NOAO), R. Patterson (U. of Virginia),
D. Martinez-Delgado (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias): “Chemical Trends in Halo Tidal Streams”
KP-4m
4
A. Connolly (U. of Pittsburgh), K. Chambers, I. Szapudi (U. of Hawaii), A. Hopkins, S. Schmidt (T)
(U. of Pittsburgh), E. McGrath (G) (U. of Hawaii), R. Scranton (U. of Pittsburgh), J. Bryant (U. of
Sydney), B. Jain (U. of Pennsylvania): “A Census of the High Redshift Radio Universe”
KP-4m
6
R. De Naray (T), S. McGaugh (U. of Maryland), E. De Blok (Research School for Astronomy and
Astrophysics), A. Bosma (OAMP): “A Comprehensive Study of the Dark Matter Halos of Low Surface
Brightness Galaxies”
KP-2.1m
WIYN
4
6
J. Ge, J. van Eyken (T), C. Dewitt (T), R. Cohen (T), S. Fleming (T), P. Guo (T), J. Crepp (T) (U. of
Florida): “Confirm and Search for Planet Candidates with the KPNO ET Instrument”
KP-2.1m
26
M. Gladders (Carnegie Observatories), S. Hansen (T), S. Meyer, J. Carlstrom, C. Greer (G), R.
Hennessy (G) (U. of Chicago), M. Joy (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), E. Leitch (Jet Propulsion
Laboratory), M. Loh (G) (U. of Chicago), A. Miller, A. Mroczkowski (G), S. Muchovej (G) (Columbia
U.), C. Pryke, M. Sharp (G) (U. of Chicago), D. Woody (California Institute of Technology):
“Cosmology with Optical+SZ Galaxy Clusters”
KP-4m
5
K. Herrmann (T), R. Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State U.): “The Planetary Nebula System of M74”
WIYN
4
KP-2.1m
6.5
F
U.S. Thesis Programs ♣
F
F
F
P. Hidalgo (T), F. Hamann, D. Nestor (U. of Florida): “High Velocity Outflows in Quasars”
5
C. Kobulnicky, D. Kiminki (T) (U. of Wyoming), C. Fryer (LANL), K. Kinemuchi (U. of Wyoming):
“Defining the Distribution of Orbital Separations Among Massive Binaries”
WIYN
X. Koenig (T), L. Allen, J. Hora, L. Chavarria (G) (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics):
“Mapping the Young Stellar Content of the W5 star forming region”
KP-2.1m
8
E. Lada, N. Rashkind (T), B. Ferreira (T) (U. of Florida), A. Steinhauer (State University of New York
Geneseo), C. Martin (T) (U. of Florida), N. Gorlova (G) (Steward Observatory), J. Levine (U. of
Florida): “Near-IR Spectroscopic Survey of Embedded Clusters in the Orion Molecular Complex”
KP-4m
9.5
T. Oswalt, M. Rudkin (T), T. Vaccaro (Florida Institute of Technology), N. Silvestri (U. of
Washington), J. Smith (LANL), S. Vennes (Florida Institute of Technology), A. Kawka (Astronomicky
Ustav): “Testing the Chromospheric Activity - Age Relation for Lower Main Sequence Stars Using
White Dwarf Cooling Times”
KP-4m
4
C. Reynolds, L. Winter (T) (U. of Maryland), K. Lewis, R. Mushotzky (NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center), S. Veilleux (U. of Maryland): “Optical Spectral Analysis of the SWIFT BAT-detected AGNs”
KP-2.1m
9
P. Thorman (T), D. Loomba (U. of New Mexico), I. Dell\’Antonio (Brown U.), D. Wittman (UC
Davis): “High Redshift Quasars and L & T Dwarfs in the Deep Lens Survey”
KP-4m
8
K. Walsh (T), D. Richardson (U. of Maryland): “Small MBA lightcurves with MOSAIC”
KP-4m
3
♣
Key: WIYN-SYN: Synoptic/Queue; ToO: Target of Opportunity scheduling; (T): Thesis Student; (G): Graduate; (U)
Undergraduate
E-20
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
CERRO TOLOLO INTER-AMERICAN OBSERVATORY
⎯ Blanco 4-m: 90% of time available to public through NOAO TAC; 10% to Chilean proposers
⎯ CTIO Small Telescopes: NOAO has access to 25% time on each of the four telescopes now operated
by the SMARTS consortium: CTIO 1.5-m, 1.3-m (former 2MASS), 1.0-m, and 0.9-m telescopes.
Semester 2006A
CTIO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
R. Blum (CTIO), E. Figueredo (G) (IAGUSP), P. Conti (U. of Colorado), A. Damineli (IAGUSP): “A
Near Infrared Investigation of Galactic Giant H II Regions: Quantifying the Global Lyman Continuum
Output of the Milky Way”
CT-4m
5
C. Brinkworth, D. Hoard, S. Wachter (California Institute of Technology): “Probing the Paradigm for
Cataclysmic Variable Evolution: the Search for Circumbinary Disks”
CT-1.3m
0.72
C. Buchanan (Rochester Institute of Technology), J. Gallimore (Bucknell U.), C. O’Dea, A. Robinson,
S. Baum, D. Axon (Rochester Institute of Technology), M. Elitzur (U. of Kentucky), M. Elvis
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The Optical and Infrared Emission from Seyfert
Galaxies: Towards a comprehensive understanding”
CT-4m
3
M. Buxton (Columbia U.), C. Bailyn (Yale U.): “Monitoring the Accretion Flow in the Black-Hole Xray Binary GX 339-4”
CT-1.3m
4.2
Y. Chu, R. Gruendl, R. Chen (G) (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), S. Points (NOAO), J. Parker
(Southwest Research Institute), R. Smith (CTIO): “The On-Going Star Formation in HII Complexes in
the Large Magellanic Cloud”
CT-4m
3.5
J. Cohen (California Institute of Technology), A. McWilliam, S. Shectman, I. Thompson (Carnegie
Observatories), N. Christlieb (Hamberger Sternwarte): “Photometry of Extremely Metal Poor Stars
from the Hamburg/ESO Stellar Survey”
CT-1.3m
0.66
J. Colbert, H. Teplitz, B. Siana (IPAC), P. Francis (Australian National U.), B. Woodgate (NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center), P. Palunas (U. of Texas, Austin), G. Williger (U. of Louisville): “Uband study of the z=2.38 Filament”
CT-4m
3
A. Cotera (SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center), S. Stolovy, S. Ramierz (IPAC): “Towards an
Understanding of Star Formation in the Galactic Center”
CT-4m
3
A. Crotts (Columbia U.), B. Sugerman (STScI), S. Lawrence (Hofstra University), S. Heathcote
(SOAR), N. Suntzeff (CTIO), P. Bouchet (Observatoire de Paris): “The Formation of Supernova
Remnant 1987A”
CT-4m
1
C. Deliyannis (Indiana U.), B. Anthony-Twarog, B. Twarog (U. of Kansas): “Spectroscopic Analysis of
NGC 6253: The Most Metal-Rich Open Cluster?”
CT-4m
5
I. Evans (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Koratkar (GEST), S. Neff (NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center): “Jet/ISM Interactions: A case study of Centaurus A”
CT-4m
1
J. Fulbright (Johns Hopkins U.), R. Rich (UCLA): “Composition for a large sample of K giants in the
Galactic Bulge at -6”
CT-4m
3
E-21
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
CTIO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
D. Gelino (California Institute of Technology), E. Robinson (U. of Texas, Austin), R. Hynes (Louisiana
State U.): “High Temperature Accretion Flows and Reprocessing in X-Ray Binaries: The ADC Source
4U 1822-371”
CT-4m
3
J. Gizis, B. Riaz (G), J. Shaw (G) (U. of Delaware): “Parallaxes of Three Young Brown Dwarfs and a
Planet”
CT-0.9m-SVC
0.9
P. Goudfrooij, R. Chandar, T. Puzia, T. Brown (STScI), P. Pessev (G) (STScI): “How accurately can
we determine Ages and Metallicities of Stellar Systems using Integrated-Light Spectroscopy ?”
CT-1.5m-SVC
5
CT-4m
4
R. Humphreys (U. of Minnesota), J. Cabanela (St. Cloud State U.), J. Larsen (US Naval Academy):
“Mapping the Asymmetric Thick Disk”
CT-1.0m
CT-4m
6
3
P. Jonker, D. Steeghs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), G. Nelemans (University of
Nijmegen), T. Maccarone (University of Southampton), C. Bassa (G) (University of Utrecht): “Imaging
the Galactic Bulge”
CT-4m
10
S. Kafka (CTIO), C. Deliyannis (Indiana U.), A. Layden (Bowling Green State U.), N. Suntzeff, R.
Smith, N. van der Bliek, A. Whiting (CTIO): “CTIO REU/PIA: Students Exploring Open Clusters”
CT-1.0m
8
J. Kormendy, M. Cornell, D. Fisher (G), N. Drory (U. of Texas, Austin), R. Bender (UniversitatsSternwarte Munchen): “Structure and Formation of Elliptical Galaxies”
CT-0.9m-SVC
6
CT-1.0m
CT-0.9m
7
14
S. Majewski, D. Nidever (G), R. Munoz (G), R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO):
“Reaching the Edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud”
CT-4m
8
S. Majewski, R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO), J. Rhee (Yonsei University), T. Beers
(Michigan State U.), V. Smith (U. of Texas El Paso), D. Geisler (Universidad de Concepcion), K.
Johnston (Wesleyan U.), J. Crane (G), A. Polak (G), P. Frinchaboy (G) (U. of Virginia), A. Kundu
(Michigan State U.), W. Gieren (Universidad de Concepcion), I. Reid (STScI), R. Munoz (G), J. Carlin
(G) (U. of Virginia): “Mapping the Structure, Dynamics and Chemistry of the Galactic Halo”
CT-4m
5
E. Mamajek (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “A New, Nearby, Post-T Tauri
Association?”
CT-1.5m-SVC
3
B. Mason, W. Hartkopf (US Naval Observatory), D. Gies, T. Henry (Georgia State U.), A. Tokovinin
(CTIO): “Speckle Interferometry of Massive and Cluster Stars”
CT-4m
5
P. Massey (Lowell Observatory), K. Degioia-Eastwood (Northern Arizona U.), D. Gies (Georgia State
U.), N. Morrell (LCO), V. Niemela (U. Nacional de la Plata), L. Penny (College of Charleston):
“Taking Things to the Extreme: Using High Mass Stars to Resolve the Mass Discrepancy”
CT-1.0m-SVC
7.6
B. McNamara, J. Wellhouse (G), J. Bornak (G), D. Hoffman (G), T. Harrison (New Mexico State U.):
“Characterizing the Infrared Variability of GX 17+2 and GX 5-1”
CT-1.3m
1.3
M. McSwain (Yale U.): “The Evolutionary Status and Disk Variability of Be Stars”
CT-4m
6
J. Miller (SAO): “CHAZSS: The Chandra HETGS Atoll/Z Spectroscopic Survey”
CT-1.3m
1.1
J. Grindlay (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey”
A. Landolt, (Louisiana State U.): “Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields”
E-22
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
CTIO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
C. Miller (CTIO), S. Stanford (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), M. West (U. of Hawaii), K.
Sabirli (G) (Carnegie Mellon U.), K. Romer (University of Sussex), R. Nichol (University of
Portsmouth), P. Viana (Universidade do Porto), M. Davidson (G) (University of Edinburgh), C.
Collins, M. Hilton (Liverpool Johns Moores University), S. Kay (University of Oxford), A. Liddle
(University of Sussex), R. Mann (University of Edinburgh), N. Mehrtens (G) (University of Sussex):
“Optical Follow-up of the XMM Cluster Survey: The XCS-NOAO Survey”
CT-4m
6
D. Norman (CTIO), D. Loomba (U. of New Mexico), D. Wittman (UC Davis): “Do Quasars Form in
Massive Dark Matter Halos? - Continued”
CT-4m
3
C. Olkin, L. Young, E. Young (Southwest Research Institute), S. Heathcote (SOAR): “Measuring
Seasonal Change on Pluto by Stellar Occultation”
SOAR-SVC
0.75
K. Olsen (CTIO), J. Mould (NOAO), R. Blum (CTIO), M. Werner (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), J.
Frogel (Ohio State U.): “The Properties of Dust in Population II: Spitzer Survey of the Carina Dwarf”
CT-4m
0.5
M. Perez, P. McGehee, J. Smith (LANL): “Spectroscopic Classification of Low-Mass UXOr
Candidates”
CT-1.0m-PRE
7
I. Platais (Johns Hopkins U.), S. Djorgovski (California Institute of Technology), A. Fey (US Naval
Observatory), R. Green (NOAO), Z. Ivezic (U. of Washington), K. Mighell (NOAO), A. Rest (CTIO),
M. Siegel (U. of Texas, Austin), R. Wyse (Johns Hopkins U.), N. Zacharias (US Naval Observatory):
“Deep Astrometric Standards (DAS)”
CT-4m
2.5
R. Rich, D. Reitzel (UCLA): “A Large Scale Radial Velocity Survey of the Galactic Bulge using
2MASS- selected M Giants”
CT-4m
5
N. Ridge (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), J. Alves (ESO), J. Pineda (G), J. Foster (G),
A. Goodman (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The COMPLETE Density Structure of
Star Forming Cores: IR-extinction mapping in Ophiuchus”
CT-4m
5
W. Ryan, E. Ryan (New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology): “Confirmation of the Asteroid
Binary System 3703 Volkonskaya and Lightcurves of Additional Vesta Family Members”
CT-1.0m
8
H. Schwarz (CTIO), D. Spergel (Princeton U.), S. Majewski, R. Patterson (G) (U. of Virginia), A.
Magalhaes (IAGUSP): “Clearing our Dust, Looking back to the Big Bang”
CT-0.9m
10
S. Sheppard (Carnegie Institution of Washington), J. Elliot, S. Kern (G), E. Adams (G), A. Gulbis
(MIT): “Precise Astrometry for Predicting Kuiper Belt Object Occultations”
CT-1.3m
CT-0.9m-SVC
1.92
6
M. Smith (CTIO), B. Wilkes, P. Green (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), L. Perez (G)
(Universidad de Chile), A. Mossman (O) (SAO), M. Kim (G) (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), B. Jannuzi (NOAO), W. Barkhouse (Illinois Institute of Technology), J. Silverman
(Max-Planck Institute fur extraterrestrische Physik), P. Smith (Steward Observatory), D. Norman
(CTIO), D. Kim (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “The Nature of Optically-Faint, XRay Selected AGN”
CT-4m
3
N. Smith (U. of Colorado): “Ground-based Imaging and Spectroscopy for Spitzer and HST Surveys of
the Carina Nebula”
CT-4m
4
J. Sokoloski, S. Kenyon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), C. Hedrick (U) (U. of
Nebraska): “The Outbursts of Symbiotic Binary Stars”
CT-1.3m
1.45
E-23
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
CTIO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
N. Suntzeff (CTIO), M. Hamuy (Carnegie Observatories), M. Phillips (LCO), G. Folatelli (LCO), W.
Freedman, E. Persson, M. Roth (Carnegie Observatories), A. Filippenko, W. Li (UC Berkeley), J. Maza
(Universidad de Chile), R. Carlberg (University of Toronto), N. Morrell, D. Murphy, A. Oemler
(Carnegie Observatories), P. Pinto (Steward Observatory), S. Shectman, W. Krzeminski, S. Gonzalez
(O), C. Contreras (G) (Carnegie Observatories), B. Madore (IPAC): “Carnegie Supernova Project: Kband Imaging and Spectroscopy: Semester 2”
SOAR-SVC
CT-1.5m-SVC
CT-1.3m
3
6
4.2
P. Tamblyn, W. Merline, C. Chapman, D. Nesvorny, D. Dudra (Southwest Research Institute): “Visible
Light Curves of Young or Binary Asteroids”
CT-0.9m-SVC
1
D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), M. Buie (Lowell Observatory), R. Crudo (U) (Steward
Observatory): “Photometric calibration of the Deep Ecliptic Survey”
CT-0.9m-SVC
5
S. Van Dyk, L. Hadfield (G), P. Morris (IPAC), J. Smith (Steward Observatory): “Revealing Hidden
Wolf-Rayet Stars in the Galaxy with GLIMPSE+2MASS”
SOAR-SVC
3
S. Wachter (California Institute of Technology), S. Markoff (MIT), R. Bandyopadhyay (U. of Florida),
C. Froning (U. of Colorado), M. Rupen (NRAO): “Jets in Neutron Star X-ray Binaries: A
Multiwavelength Campaign for Sco X-1”
CT-1.3m
0.24
L. Wasserman, M. Buie, R. Millis (Lowell Observatory), D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), J. Elliot
(MIT), K. Meech (U. of Hawaii), S. Kern (G), A. Gulbis, J. Kane (G) (MIT), R. Crudo (U) (Steward
Observatory), E. Chiang, J. Lovering (U) (UC Berkeley): “Dynamical Structure of the Kuiper Belt”
CT-4m
3
M. West (U. of Hawaii), P. Cote, E. Peng (Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics), A. Jordan (ESO), J.
Blakeslee (Washington State U.), M. Takamiya (U. of Hawaii), M. Gregg (UC Davis): “The Galactic
Globular Cluster System”
CT-0.9m-SVC
5
A. Whiting (CTIO), K. Davidson (U. of Minnesota), D. DePoy (Ohio State U.), R. Humphreys (U. of
Minnesota), N. Smith (U. of Colorado), N. Suntzeff (CTIO): “Photometric Monitoring of Eta Carinae”
CT-1.3m
0.75
SOAR-SVC
CT-1.5m-SVC
2
3
P. Winkler (Middlebury College), K. Long (STScI): “Measuring Proper Motions in Young Supernova
Remnants”
CT-0.9m
5
N. Zacharias, G. Hennessy, K. Johnston (US Naval Observatory): “Photometric monitoring of optically
bright QSOs”
CT-1.0m
5
S. Zepf, A. Kundu (Michigan State U.), K. Rhode (Wesleyan U.), M. Hempel (Michigan State U.), D.
Geisler (Universidad de Concepcion): “Wide-Field K-band Imaging of NGC 3379 and Its Globular
Cluster System”
CT-4m
2
B. Biller (T), L. Close, J. Liebert (Steward Observatory): “Direct Distance Determination for an
Extrasolar Planet Candidate and Young Brown Dwarfs”
CT-1.3m
8.64
D. Gies (Georgia State U.), T. Hillwig (Valparaiso U.), S. Williams (T) (Georgia State U.): “Orbits for
New Massive Binaries”
CT-1.5m-SVC
5.4
P. Goudfrooij, P. Pessev (T), R. Chandar, T. Puzia, T. Brown (STScI): “How Accurately Can We
Determine Ages and Metallicities of Stellar Systems Using Integrated-Light Spectroscopy?”
CT-4m
2
P. Winkler (Middlebury College), K. Long (STScI): “Cas A’s Older, Bigger Cousin: G292.0+1.8”
U.S. Thesis Programs
E-24
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
CTIO – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
C. Grillmair, R. Johnson (T) (IPAC), O. Dionatos (T) (University of Athens), D. Geisler, W. Gieren
(Universidad de Concepcion), E. Grebel (Universitat Basel), K. Johnston (Wesleyan U.), S. Majewski,
R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), I. Reid (STScI), D. Spergel, S. Tremaine (Princeton U.): “Mapping
Globular Cluster Tidal Streams”
CT-4m
6
L. Hebb (G) (Johns Hopkins U.), J. Irwin (T), S. Aigrain, S. Hodgkin (University of Cambridge), E.
Moraux (LAOG): “Empirical mass determination for very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in NGC
2516”
CT-4m
8
M. Kilic (T) (U. of Texas, Austin), N. Hambly (University of Edinburgh), T. von Hippel, D. Winget
(U. of Texas, Autsin), A. Digby (American Museum of Natural History): “CIA vs. Mystery:
Understanding the Ultra-Cool White Dwarf Atmospheres”
SOAR-SVC
5
D. Kocevski (T), H. Ebeling, R. Tully (U. of Hawaii), C. Mullis (U. of Michigan): “Mapping the
Galaxy Cluster Distribution Behind the Galactic Plane”
SOAR-SVC
1
M. Osterman (T), H. Miller, W. Ryle (G) (Georgia State U.), M. Aller, H. Aller (U. of Michigan): “A
Multiwavelength Campaign on PKS 1622-297”
CT-1.0m
10
B. Reipurth (U. of Hawaii), R. Chini, K. Brede (T) (Ruhr Universitat, Bochum): “A first unbiased NIR
survey toward the R Cr A molecular cloud”
CT-4m
1
C. Rodgers (T), R. Canterna (U. of Wyoming): “New Galactic Globular Cluster Templates for
UBVRCIC and DDO Colors”
CT-1.0m
10
P. Zhao, J. Grindlay, J. Hong, X. Koenig (T), S. Laycock, M. Van Den Berg (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics): “ChaMPlane Survey: Spectroscopy and Calibration Follow-up”
CT-0.9m-SVC
1
P. van Dokkum, D. Marchesini (Yale U.), P. Lira (Universidad de Chile), E. Gawiser, R. Quadri (T), D.
Christlein (Yale U.), M. Franx (Leiden University), C. Urry (Yale U.): “The population of K-selected
galaxies at 2<z<3”
CT-4m
3
Tel.
Nights
M. Buie, L. Wasserman, R. Millis (Lowell Observatory), D. Trilling (Steward Observatory), J. Elliot
(MIT), K. Meech (U. of Hawaii), S. Kern, A. Gulbis, E. Adams (G) (MIT): “Dynamical Structure of
the Kuiper Belt”
CT-4m
3
J. Carpenter (California Institute of Technology), E. Mamajek (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), L. Hillenbrand (California Institute of Technology), M. Meyer (Steward Observatory):
“Circumstellar Disk Evolution Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum in the Upper Scorpius OB Association”
CT-0.9m-SVC
4
W. Clarkson (STScI), T. Marsh (University of Warwick), A. Norton (Open U.), J. Thorstensen
(Dartmouth College), F. Lewis (G) (Cardiff University): “A Near-IR Velocity Study of Bright
Intermediate Polars”
SOAR
8
A. Cool, L. Lopez (G), R. Strickler (G) (San Francisco State U.), P. Callanan (University College Cork),
H. Cohn, P. Lugger (Indiana U.), J. Anderson (Rice U.): “Systematic Study of Cataclysmic Variables in
NGC 6397”
CT-1.3m
0.5
Semester 2006B
CTIO – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
E-25
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
CTIO – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
SOAR
CT-4m
1
1
CT-0.9m-SVC
4.7
R. de Propris (CTIO), D. Christlein (Universidad de Chile), L. Infante (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de
Chile): “The Galaxy Mass Function in Nearby Clusters”
CT-4m
7
H. Ford (Johns Hopkins U.), L. Hebb (St. Andrews University), L. Petro (STScI), D. Minniti (Pontificia
Universidad Catolica de Chile), D. Ardila (California Institute of Technology), D. Golimowski (Johns
Hopkins U.), J. Krist (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), M. Clampin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), K.
Sahu, W. Sparks (STScI): “A Search for Planets Transiting the M1Ve Star AU Mic”
CT-1.0m
10
P. Frinchaboy (G) (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO), E. Churchwell (U. of Wisconsin Madison), R.
Benjamin (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater), M. Skrutskie, R. Munoz (G), S. Majewski (U. of
Virginia): “Mapping the Dynamics of the Milky Way with 2MASS and GLIMPSE: Stellar Tracers of the
Galactic Bar”
SOAR
4
A. Fruchter (STScI), J. Rhoads (Arizona State U.), D. Reichart (U. of North Carolina), J. Graham (G)
(Johns Hopkins U.), A. Rest (CTIO), A. Levan (University of Hertfordshire), J. Castro Ceron (G)
(University of Copenhagen), M. Merrill (NOAO), D. Bersier (Liverpool Johns Moores University), N.
Tanvir (University of Hertfordshire), J. Hjorth (Copenhagen U.): “Rapid Observations and Fundamental
Studies of GRB Afterglows”
SOAR-TOO
CT-4m-TOO
J. Funes (Vatican Observatory), R. Kennicutt (University of Cambridge), J. Lee (G) (Steward
Observatory), S. Sakai (UCLA), C. Tremonti (Steward Observatory), L. Van Zee (Indiana U.): “UBVI
Imaging of Star-Forming Galaxies in the Local 11 Mpc Volume”
CT-0.9m-SVC
4
J. Gizis, B. Riaz (G), J. Shaw (G) (U. of Delaware): “Parallaxes of Three Young Brown Dwarfs and a
Planet”
CT-0.9m-SVC
0.6
K. Glazebrook, K. Chiu (Johns Hopkins U.), A. Bunker (University of Exeter): “The First z>6.4 Quasars
and Y Dwarfs from UKIDSS”
SOAR
3
T. Harrison (New Mexico State U.), G. Benedict (U. of Texas, Austin), G. Marcy (UC Berkeley), D.
Fischer (San Francisco State U.), R. Butler (Carnegie Institution of Washington), J. Johnson (New Mexico
State U.), B. McArthur (U. of Texas, Austin), J. Bornak (G), J. Wellhouse (G), D. Hoffman (G) (New
Mexico State U.): “Astrometric Masses of Extrasolar Planets and Brown Dwarfs”
CT-0.9m-SVC
0.5
S. Kafka (CTIO), R. Honeycutt (Indiana U.): “A Spectroscopic Survey for Winds in Cataclysmic
Variables”
CT-4m
1
S. Kafka (CTIO), E. Mason (ESO), C. Tappert (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), R. Honeycutt
(Indiana U.), S. Howell (NOAO): “Monitoring VY Scl low states in Cataclysmic Variables”
CT-1.3m
0.6
A. Landolt, J. Clem (Louisiana State U.): “Faint UBVRI Photometric Standard Star fields”
CT-1.0m
21
Y. Lin (Princeton U.): “Optical+near-IR Study of Cluster Galaxy Population Evolution”
CT-0.9m-SVC
3
B. McLean (STScI), B. Bucciarelli (O) (Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino), J. Yus (O) (Gemini
Observatory), C. Loomis (O) (STScI), S. Alessandro (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino), G. Greene (O)
(STScI): “Photometric Calibrators for the Second-Generation Palomar Sky Surveys”
CT-0.9m-PRE
4
A. Crotts (Columbia U.), B. Sugerman (STScI), S. Lawrence (Hofstra University), S. Heathcote (SOAR),
N. Suntzeff (CTIO): “The Formation of Supernova Remnant 1987A”
A. Crotts (Columbia U.): “The Echo from Supernova 1987A”
E-26
OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
CTIO – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
J. Mohr (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), S. Stanford (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Y.
Lin (G) (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), H. Lin, J. Annis (FNAL), R. Smith (CTIO), H. Quintana
(Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), J. Frieman, D. Tucker (FNAL), W. Barkhouse (HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics), C. Stoughton (FNAL), M. Brodwin (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), P.
Eisenhardt (CalTech-JPL), A. Gonzalez (U. of Florida), C. Stubbs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), A. Rest (CTIO), F. Valdes (NOAO), J. Carlstrom (U. of Chicago), W. Holzapfel (UC
Berkeley), A. Kosowsky (Rutgers U.), A. Lee (UC Berkeley), S. Meyer, S. Padin (U. of Chicago), L. Page
(Princeton U.), J. Ruhl (Case Western Reserve U.), A. Stark (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics): “SZE+Optical Studies of the Cosmic Acceleration”
CT-4m
15
I. Platais (Johns Hopkins U.), S. Djorgovski (California Institute of Technology), A. Fey (US Naval
Observatory), Z. Ivezic (U. of Washington), K. Mighell (NOAO), A. Rest (National Astronomical
Observatory), M. Siegel (U. of Texas, Austin), R. Wyse (Johns Hopkins U.), N. Zacharias (US Naval
Observatory): “Deep Astrometric Standards (DAS)”
CT-4m
2.5
J. Rhee (California Institute of Technology), R. Rich (UCLA), M. Laget (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de
Marseille), Y. Lee (Yonsei University), J. Rhee (G) (California Institute of Technology): “The Metallicity
Distribution Function of the Galactic Halo”
CT-4m
4
J. Rhoads, S. Malhotra (Arizona State U.), J. Wang (University of Science & Technology of China):
“Large scale clustering in the era of reionization”
CT-4m
2.5
K. Rines (Yale U.), T. Reiprich (Universitat Bonn), A. Vikhlinin (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), A. Kravtsov (U. of Chicago), H. Quintana (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), S.
Toft (ESO): “Cluster Scaling Relations, Star Formation Efficiency, and Dark Energy”
CT-4m
6
A. Saha (NOAO), E. Olszewski (Steward Observatory), R. Smith (CTIO), A. Subramaniam (Indian
Institute of Astrophysics), A. Dolphin (Steward Observatory), N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M U.), A. Rest
(CTIO), P. Seitzer (U. of Michigan), J. Harris (Steward Observatory), D. Minniti (Pontificia Universidad
Catolica de Chile), K. Cook (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), K. Olsen (CTIO), P. Knezek
(WIYN): “The Outer Limits Survey: Stellar Populations at the Extremities of the Magellanic Clouds”
CT-4m
CT-0.9m
10
5
H. Schwarz (NOAO), D. Spergel (Princeton U.), S. Majewski, R. Patterson (G) (U. of Virginia), A.
Magalhaes (IAGUSP): “Clearing our Dust, Looking back to the Big Bang.”
CT-0.9m
7
S. Sheppard (Carnegie Institution of Washington), J. Elliot, S. Kern, E. Adams, A. Gulbis (MIT): “Precise
Astrometry for Predicting Kuiper Belt Object Occultations”
CT-0.9m-SVC
3.7
J. Sokoloski, S. Kenyon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), C. Hedrick (U) (U. of
Nebraska): “The Outbursts of Symbiotic Binary Stars”
CT-1.3m
1.5
N. Suntzeff (NOAO), B. Schmidt (Australia Telescope National Facility), C. Stubbs (U. of Washington),
R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley), P. Garnavich
(U. of Notre Dame), A. Riess (STScI), J. Tonry (U. of Hawaii), R. Smith (NOAO), K. Krisciunas (CTIO),
M. Phillips (Carnegie Institution of Washington), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de
Chile), B. Leibundgut, J. Spyromilio (ESO), B. Barris (U. of Hawaii), W. Li (UC Berkeley), C. Hogan, G.
Miknaitis (U. of Washington), S. Holland (U. of Notre Dame), S. Jha, T. Matheson (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), J. Sollerman (ESO), P. Challis (O) (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics), S. Pompea (NOAO), A. Becker (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies), A. Rest (U. of
Washington), J. Quinn (G) (U. of Notre Dame), J. Gallagher (G) (), A. Noriega-Crespo (IPAC), C.
Kennedy (O) (): “The w Project: Measuring the Equation of State of the Universe”
CT-0.9m-SVC
5.5
E-27
NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
CTIO – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
N. Suntzeff (Texas A&M U.), A. Rest (National Astronomical Observatory), D. Welch (McMaster U.), C.
Stubbs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), R. Smith (NOAO), K. Olsen (CTIO), M.
Bergmann (Gemini Observatory), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), D. Minnite (),
K. Cook (NOAO), J. Prieto (G) (Ohio State U.), A. Becker (FNAL), A. Garg (G) (Harvard U.), M. Huber
(G), S. Nikolaev (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), G. Miknaitis (FNAL): “Echoes of Historical
Supernovae in the Milky Way Galaxy”
CT-4m
3
N. Van Der Bliek, S. Thomas (CTIO), B. Rodgers (Gemini Observatory): “Clustering around Herbig
Ae/Be stars”
CT-1.3m
2.4
A. Walker (CTIO), G. Raimondo, E. Brocato, M. Cantiello (Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica):
“Calibration of the Surface Brightness Fluctuation Method for Young and Intermediate Age Stellar
Populations”
SOAR
1
CT-1.5m-SVC
0.65
CT-1.3m
0.4
W. Barkhouse, J. Song (T) (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), R. Fassbender (T) (Max-Planck
Institute fur extraterrestrische Physik), C. Ngeow, J. Mohr (U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), H.
Bohringer, P. Schuecker, J. Santos (Max-Planck Institute fur extraterrestrische Physik), G. Lamer, A.
Schwope (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam), P. Rosati (ESO), C. Mullis (U. of Michigan): “An Xray and Optical Cluster Survey within the South Pole Telescope SZE Survey Region”
CT-4m
7
B. Biller (T), L. Close, J. Liebert (Steward Observatory): “Completion of Direct Distance
Determination for an Extrasolar Planet Candidate”
CT-1.3m
3.6
CT-1.5m-SVC
4.5
J. Heiner (T) (STScI), G. Meurer (Johns Hopkins U.), R. Allen (STScI), M. Dopita (Australian
National U.), D. Hanish (G) (Johns Hopkins U.), I. Wong (G) (U. of Melbourne): “Metals and
molecules in HI selected galaxies”
CT-4m
2
H. Hsieh (T), D. Jewitt (U. of Hawaii): “Probing the Main-Belt Comet Population”
SOAR
4
H. Jacobson (T), C. Pilachowski (Indiana U.), E. Friel (NSF), A. Szentgyorgyi (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics): “Study of open clusters in the apparent abundance transition zone Rgc~10
kpc”
CT-4m
4
M. Kilic (T) (U. of Texas, Austin), N. Hambly (University of Edinburgh), T. von Hippel, D. Winget
(U. of Texas, Austin), A. Digby (American Museum of Natural History): “CIA vs. Mystery:
Understanding the Ultra-Cool White Dwarf Atmospheres”
CT-4m
3.5
A. Kunder (T), B. Chaboyer (Dartmouth College): “Absolute Photometry of RR Lyrae Stars in the
LMC”
CT-1.0m
6
D. Nidever (T) (U. of Virginia), W. Burton (NRAO Headquarters), S. Majewski, R. Munoz (G), R.
Patterson (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO): “Are There Young Stars in the Magellanic Stream?”
CT-1.5m-SVC
3
D. Nidever (T), S. Majewski, R. Munoz (G), R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), W. Kunkel (LCO): “A New
Component of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Stellar Halo or Tidal Debris?”
CT-4m
5
M. Werner, D. Padgett, J. Stauffer (IPAC), F. Morales (Jet Propulsion Laboratory): “SWIRE Stars”
A. Whiting (CTIO), K. Davidson (U. of Minnesota), D. DePoy (Ohio State U.), R. Humphreys (U. of
Minnesota), N. Smith (U. of Colorado), N. Suntzeff (CTIO): “Photometric Monitoring of Eta Carinae”
U.S. Thesis Programs
J. Gizis, J. Shaw (T) (U. of Delaware): “A Search for Young Brown Dwarfs”
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OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
CTIO – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Incl. U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
W. Powell (T), R. Wilhelm (Texas Technical University): “A Systematic Survey of the Canis Major
Overdensity”
CT-0.9m
6
M. Roberts (Eureka Scientific), R. Breton (T) (McGill University), S. Ransom (NRAO Headquarters),
J. Hessels (G) (McGill University): “SOAR Imaging of 3 Unusual Binary Pulsars”
SOAR-SVC
0.5
N. Siegler (T), E. Young, J. Muzerolle (Steward Observatory), E. Mamajek (Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics), D. Trilling (Steward Observatory): “Identifying Early-M Dwarfs in the ~50
Myr Old Open Cluster IC 2391”
CT-1.5m-SVC
1.2
G. Wilson (California Institute of Technology), A. Muzzin (T), H. Yee (University of Toronto), M.
Lacy, C. Lonsdale (California Institute of Technology), M. Gladders (Carnegie Observatories), H.
Hoekstra (University of Victoria), J. Surace (California Institute of Technology), S. Majumdar
(University of Toronto): “Detecting Clusters of Galaxies at 1 < z < 2 in the Spitzer SWIRE Legacy
Fields”
CT-4m
6
Y. Yang (T), A. Zabludoff, R. Dave, D. Eisenstein (Steward Observatory): “How Do Galaxies Get
Their Baryons?”
CT-4m
4
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NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE TELESCOPES
Under the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP), access to the telescopes of the major private
observatories has been expanded to include, currently: the two Keck telescopes, the HET, the MMT, and the
Magellan telescopes. However, not every one of these telescopes is available to the public in every semester,
and only about a dozen nights are available on each telescope in any given semester.
Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) – McDonald Obs.
HET – Semester 2006A — Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Nights
W. Herbst (Wesleyan U.), C. Hamilton (Five Colleges), C. Johns-Krull (Rice U.), R. Mundt (Max Planck Institut
fur Astronomie), J. Winn (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics): “Additional High Resolution
Spectroscopy of KH 15D During Its Bright Phase”
1.5
P. McCullough, J. Valenti, J. Stys (O) (STScI), K. Janes (Boston U.): “Mass Determination of a Jovian-sized Stellar
Companion”
0.5
N. Suntzeff (CTIO), M. Hamuy (Carnegie Observatories), M. Phillips (LCO), G. Folatelli (LCO), W. Freedman, E.
Persson, M. Roth (Carnegie Observatories), A. Filippenko, W. Li (UC Berkeley), J. Maza (Universidad de Chile),
R. Carlberg (University of Toronto), N. Morrell, D. Murphy, A. Oemler (Carnegie Observatories), P. Pinto
(Steward Observatory), S. Shectman, W. Krzeminski, S. Gonzalez (O), C. Contreras (G) (Carnegie Observatories),
B. Madore (IPAC): “Carnegie Supernova Project: K-band Imaging and Spectroscopy: Semester 2”
0.25
U.S. Thesis
B. Lawton (T), C. Churchill (New Mexico State U.): “The Expectations of Diffuse Interstellar Bands in Starburst
Galaxies”
2
S. Mahadevan (T), J. Ge, J. van Eyken (T), S. Kane, R. Cohen (G), C. Dewitt (G) (U. of Florida), W. Cochran
(U. of Texas, Austin): “Confirming an Exoplanet candidate discovered with the ET instrument using the KPNO
0.9m coude and 2.1m telescopes”
1
HET – Semester 2006B — Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs
Nights
T. Boroson (NOAO), D. Schneider, M. Eracleous (Pennsylvania State U.): “A Search for Binary Black Holes”
2.4
W. Herbst (Wesleyan U.), C. Hamilton (Five Colleges), C. Johns-Krull (Rice U.), R. Mundt (Max Planck
Institut fur Astronomie), J. Winn (MIT): “High Resolution Spectroscopy of KH 15D During Its Bright Phase
and the Possible Analogue HMW 15”
0.4
P. McCullough, J. Valenti, J. Stys (O), C. Burke (STScI), K. Janes (Boston U.), C. Johns-Krull (Rice U.):
“Finding Transiting Hot Jupiter XO-2b”
1.5
A. Shafter (San Diego State U.), K. Misselt (), M. Bode (Liverpool Johns Moores University): “Spectroscopic
Classification of Novae in M31”
0.75
U.S. Thesis
P. Cargile (T), K. Stassun (Vanderbilt U.), R. Mathieu (U. of Wisconsin Madison): “A Spectroscopic Study of A
Newly Discovered Pre-Main-Sequence Eclipsing Binary Star System in Orion”
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OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Multi-Mirror Telescope (MMT)
MMT – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Nights
B. Carney (U. of North Carolina), J. Laird (Bowling Green State U.), A. Szentgyorgyi, D. Latham (HarvardSmithsonian Center for Astrophysics), B. Chaboyer (Dartmouth College): "Radial and Rotational Velocities for
SIM/PlanetQuest Target Selections"
2
R. de Jong, H. Ferguson (STScI), E. Bell (Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie), J. Dalcanton, A. Seth (G) (U. of
Washington), J. Bullock (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), S. Courteau (Queen’s University), D.
Zucker (Max Planck Institut fur Astronomie), B. Holwerda (STScI): "Resolved Stellar Populations of Massive
Galaxies"
3
J. Hennawi (UC Berkeley), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), D. Schneider (Pennsylvania State U.), A. Clocchiatti
(Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile): "MMT Spectroscopy of High Redshift Quasar Pairs: Measuring
Small Scale Quasar Clustering at z > 3"
3
R. Mathieu (U. of Wisconsin Madison), I. Platais (Johns Hopkins U.), D. Latham, G. Torres, A. Szentgyorgyi
(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Geller (G) (U. of Wisconsin Madison), E. Braden (G) (U. of
Wisconsin): "The WIYN Open Cluster Study: New Astrophysics from Old Open Clusters"
5
MMT – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Nights
J. Carlin (G) (U. of Virginia), D. Dinescu (Yale U.), S. Majewski (U. of Virginia), D. Law (G) (California
Institute of Technology): “A New Method to Determine the Local Standard of Rest Velocity Using Sagittarius
Tidal Debris”
2
R. Chandar (Johns Hopkins U.), P. Goudfrooij, T. Puzia (STScI): “Ancient Clusters in M33 - Clues to Galaxy
Formation”
1
J. Hennawi (UC Berkeley), M. Strauss (Princeton U.), D. Schneider (Pennsylvania State U.), X. Fan (Steward
Observatory): “MMT Spectroscopy of High Redshift Quasar Pairs: Measuring Small Scale Quasar Clustering at
z ~ 4”
3
S. Kafka (NOAO), R. Honeycutt (Indiana U.): “Hyperactivity on the Secondary Stars of Cataclysmic Variables”
2
S. Majewski, R. Patterson (U. of Virginia), P. Guhathakurta (UC Santa Cruz), R. Rich (UCLA), J. Kalirai (UC
Santa Cruz): “Exploring the Newly Discovered Halo Of M31”
3
P. Massey (Lowell Observatory), G. Clayton (Louisiana State U.), E. Levesque (U) (MIT), K. Olsen (CTIO), B.
Plez (Universite de Montpellier II), D. Silva (NOAO): “The Physical Properties and Excess Reddening of Red
Supergiants in M31: When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
2.5
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NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
W.M. Keck Observatory: Keck I and II
Keck Telescopes – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
T. Barman (UCLA), L. Prato (Lowell Observatory), I. McLean (UCLA), D. Segransan, M. Mayor
(Observatoire de Geneve), F. Bouchy (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille), C. Moutou (OHP), S.
Udry (Geneva Observatory): “Direct Detection of a New Transiting Extrasolar Planet”
Keck-II
1
J. Bechtold (Steward Observatory), B. Jannuzi (NOAO): “The IGM and the Distribution of Galaxies at z~1”
Keck-II
1
M. Dickinson (NOAO), R. Chary (IPAC), E. Daddi (NOAO), D. Elbaz (Commissariat a l’Energie
Atomique), E. MacDonald (NOAO), C. Papovich (Steward Observatory), D. Stern (CalTech-JPL): “A
survey of galaxy mass assembly at 1.5 < z < 3 via faint GOODS (micron) sources”
Keck-I
3
D. Fischer (San Francisco State U.), G. Laughlin (UC Santa Cruz), R. Butler (Carnegie Observatories):
“N2K: Detection of Short-Period Extrasolar Planets”
Keck-I
1
T. Harrison (New Mexico State U.), R. Campbell, J. Lyke (Keck), S. Howell (NOAO), P. Szkody (U. of
Washington), F. Cordova (UC Riverside), D. Hoffman (G), J. Wellhouse (G), J. Bornak (G) (New Mexico
State U.): “Can Classical Novae Eruptions Occur on Highly Magnetic White Dwarfs?”
Keck-I
1
T. Lauer (NOAO), K. Gebhardt (U. of Texas, Austin), D. Richstone (U. of Michigan), S. Faber (UC Santa
Cruz), S. Tremaine (Princeton U.): “The Most Massive Black Holes in the Local Universe”
Keck-II
2
K. Stassun (Vanderbilt U.), G. Doppmann (Gemini Observatory): “Calibration of Spectral Modeling
Techniques for Determining Fundamental Properties of Young Stars”
Keck-II
2
D. Steeghs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), G. Nelemans (University of Nijmegen), T.
Marsh (University of Warwick), P. Groot, G. Roelofs (G) (University of Nijmegen), S. Barros (G)
(University of Warwick): “Resolving the shortest period binary with Keck”
Keck-I
1
Tel.
Nights
B. Carney, D. Yong (U. of North Carolina), E. Friel (NSF), K. Janes (Boston U.): “The Origin & Evolution
of the Outer Disk of our Galaxy”
Keck-I
1
C. Chandler (NRAO), M. Creech-Eakman (New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology), G.
Moellenbrock (NRAO Headquarters), R. Akeson (Michaelson Science Center): “The origin of CO bandhead
emission from DG Tauri: a search for direct evidence of disk photospheres”
Keck-I
Keck-II
1
1
T. Lauer (NOAO), K. Gebhardt (U. of Texas, Austin), D. Richstone (U. of Michigan), S. Faber (UC Santa
Cruz), S. Tremaine (Princeton U.): “The Most Massive Black Holes in the Local Universe”
Keck-II
1
C. Papovich (Steward Observatory), G. Rudnick (NOAO), E. Le Floc’h (Steward Observatory), P. van
Dokkum (Yale U.), C. Willmer (Steward Observatory), T. Webb (McGill University), M. Damen (G)
(Leiden University), E. Egami (Steward Observatory), M. Franx (Leiden University), D. Marcillac, P.
Perez-Gonzalez, G. Rieke, M. Rieke (Steward Observatory), E. Taylor (Leiden University): “Redshift
Survey of 24-detected Massive Galaxies at 1.5 < z < 2.5”
Keck-I
2
M. Simon (SUNY, Stony Brook), L. Prato (Lowell Observatory): “Precision Masses of Brown Dwarfs and
PMS Stars”
Keck-II
1
Keck Telescopes – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
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OBSERVING PROGRAMS SEMESTERS 2006A/B
Keck Telescopes – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
U
Tel.
U
U
U
U
Nights
U
D. Steeghs (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), G. Nelemans (University of Nijmegen), T.
Marsh (University of Warwick), P. Groot, G. Roelofs (G) (University of Nijmegen), S. Barros (G)
(University of Warwick): “Resolving the shortest period binary with Keck”
Keck-I
1
J. Winn (MIT), J. Johnson (G) (UC Berkeley): “Measurement of the Spin-Orbit Alignment in the
Exoplanetary System HD 189733”
Keck-I
1
Keck-II
1
U.S. Thesis
C. Churchill, G. Kacprzak (T), N. Vogt (New Mexico State U.): “The Galaxy - Halo Gas Kinematic
Connections at Intermediate Redshift”
Magellan Telescopes
Magellan – Semester 2006A – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
A. Crotts (Columbia U.), B. Sugerman (STScI), S. Lawrence (Hofstra University), S. Heathcote (SOAR),
N. Suntzeff (CTIO), P. Bouchet (Observatoire de Paris): “The Formation of Supernova Remnant 1987A”
Magellan-II
1
E. Daddi (NOAO), A. Cimatti, A. Renzini (Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica), X. Kong (University of
Science & Technology of China), N. Arimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan), M.
Dickinson (NOAO): “A census of fossil galaxies in the redshift desert”
Magellan-I
2
C. Olkin, L. Young, E. Young (Southwest Research Institute), S. Heathcote (SOAR): “Measuring
Seasonal Change on Pluto by Stellar Occultation”
Magellan-I
2
J. Meiring (T), V. Kulkarni (U. of South Carolina), D. York (U. of Chicago), P. Khare (Utkal University), Magellan-II
C. P’Eroux (ESO), J. Lauroesch (Northwestern U.), A. Crotts (Columbia U.), O. Nakamura (University of
Nottingham): “Element Abundances in Sub Damped Lyman-(alpha) and Dusty Damped Lyman- (alpha)
Absorbers: Possible solutions to the “Missing-Metals Puzzle””
2
U
U
U
U
U
U
U.S. Thesis
Magellan – Semester 2006B – Scheduled U.S. Programs (Includes U.S. Thesis Programs)
Tel.
Nights
Magellan-I
2
I. Momcheva (T), A. Zabludoff, K. Williams (Steward Observatory), C. Keeton (Rutgers U.): “Lens Magellan-II
Environments as Laboratories for Galaxy Evolution”
2
U
U
C. Gronwall (Pennsylvania State U.), E. Gawiser (Yale U.), R. Ciardullo (Pennsylvania State U.), P. van
Dokkum (Yale U.), J. Feldmeier (Youngstown State University), L. Infante (Pontificia Universidad
Catolica de Chile): “IMACS Spectroscopy of the E-CDFS: A Census of Protogalaxies at z=3.1”
U
U
U
U
U.S. Thesis
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Appendix F
NEW ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS
AND COLLABORATIONS IN FY06
New Partnerships and Collaborations
Clemson University – KPNO Partnership (Mayall Telescope)
University of Illinois – CTIO Partnership (Blanco Telescope)
Yonsei University – CTIO Partnership (Blanco Telescope)
Renewed Partnerships and Collaborations
Small and Medium Aperture Research Telescope System (SMARTS) – CTIO Partnership:
http://www.astro.yale.edu/smarts/
University of Maryland – KPNO Partnership
Ongoing Partnerships and Collaborations
Dark Energy Survey (DES) Consortium – CTIO Partnership: http://www.darkenergysurvey.org/
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Corporation, Inc.:
http://www.lsst.org/About/LSSTcorp.shtml
NOAO and the Thirty Meter Telescope Consortium: http://tmt.ucolick.org/
Instrumentation collaborations with the University of Florida, Space Telescope Science Institute,
and Goddard Space Flight Center
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Appendix G
ACTIVITIES ENCOURAGING DIVERSITY
WITHIN NOAO
NOAO continues to foster, encourage, and enhance geographic, gender, ethnic, and racial diversity
among its employees in promoting astronomical research
The following includes various highlights in the AAP FY06 (08/01/2005 – 07/31/2006):
A diverse mix of 81 new staff members was hired in FY06, comprising 34 women (42%) and 13
minority group members (16%).
Women or minorities accounted for 38% of staff promotions.
In order to accommodate the particular requirements of dual-career scientific couples, NOAO
opened up two positions at the same location at NOAO South and accommodated a dual-career
scientific couple’s transfer.
We continue to update the approved policies and procedures manual for language and content
supporting increased diversity.
NOAO staff participated in job fairs, career days, and public outreach programs specifically
addressing the needs of minority group members, disadvantaged students, and the local and
nearby Native American communities.
We continued our practice of involving a diverse group of individuals in all search committees
and other recruitment practices.
We continue to provide accommodation for staff members with temporary or long-term
disabilities.
NOAO continued our affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and Native American
preference programs as outlined in our annual Affirmative Action Plan Documents. Also, actively
recruited women and candidates from under-represented minorities with all positions.
Continued membership on the Southern Arizona Indian Workforce Development Council
(SAIWDC), an advisory body providing employment consultation as well as other programs and
activities to the Tucson Indian Center. Attending the SAIWDC quarterly meetings.
Recognizing the diversity of staff members, and understanding that family circumstances may
vary among individuals, NOAO introduced a new Domestic Partner Benefits policy to its
employees.
Staff attended a conference to enhance future recruitment for the KPNO Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) NSF program.
NOAO staff participated in training programs, seminars, conferences and on-site training to
enhance the quality of employee skills.
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Appendix H
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OSHA Recordable Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Other Incidents
For this quarter, there were no injuries reported.
A “CryoTiger” cooling system failed in line and some of the coolant leaked into room B-38 interferometry lab”. The coolant is comprises of propane and other inert gases. The technicians
immediately evacuated the area as a precaution. After review and discussions with the
manufacturer it was determined that if the entire contents of the coolant was released an explosion
hazard would exist in a room that is less than 600 cubic feet. Therefore, where we typically use
CryoTigers there is no hazard. As an extra precaution, an oxygen sensor will be installed in this
room.
Safety and Health
Chuck Gessner officially took office in July as the President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of
the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
A preplanning safety review was conducted on July 18 for the installation of the new tertiary lock
mechanism on the WIYN telescope. Cleaning options were discussed for the MOS bearing, it was
decided to remove the bearing and use the instrument parts cleaner in Tucson to clean the bearing,
eliminating the use of solvents at the WIYN telescope.
A design and safety review meeting was conducted on July 19 for the NEWFIRM handling cart.
Several safety action items were discussed including nitrogen bottle holder, moving
considerations, forklift interface, shin guarding, cargo truck interface and others. Additional risk
management comments were made to the proposed design of the 4M cage for NEWFIRM.
A preplanning safety review was conducted at the 2.1 M telescope on July 28 in preparation for
the re-aluminizing of the primary mirror. This project was successfully completed with no safety
incidents.
Site safety reports for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fiscal quarters are published in the respective NOAO Quarterly Reports.
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NOAO ANNUAL REPORT FY 2006
A Safety Management Review was conducted
from August 21 to 24, 2006 at the Gemini
North Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Chairing this committee was Chuck Gessner
NOAO Risk Management Specialist and
committee members included Mark J. Grushka
M.S. CSP Manager, Biosafety and Biosecurity
at the University of Arizona, Joe J. Kane
Thunder Road Consulting LLC and Steve
Shimko Keck Safety Officer. The charge given
to the Safety Review Committee was to review
several major areas:
—Specific high hazard telescope
operations
Gemini Safety Review Committee, from left to right Joe
Kane, Chuck Gessner, Mark Grushka and Steve Shimko.
—Operational and safety planning
—Compliance
—Organization and implementation of safety management
—Vehicle issues
The Gemini North Observatory has undertaken a significant process to evaluate the current
status of safety management. The Safety Review Committee was impressed by the openness of the
staff in identifying issues and sharing future plans for dealing with risks inherent in operating high
altitude telescopes. Feedback was provided by the Committee directly to presenters during each
presentation.
We celebrate the driver safety initiative being developed at Gemini South. We encourage the
organization to expand this to both sites. This approach can act as a springboard to address other
significant risks. This initiative uses a management system model, which encompasses leadership
commitment, a clearly defined implementation plan, measurable outcomes, comprehensive training
and family involvement.
The committee members are excited about the newly appointed Gemini Director Doug Simons’
intent to revitalize Gemini’s safety program and know that he will provide the leadership necessary
for success.
Doug Simons stated to his staff: “I would like to thank the review committee for sharing their
insightful, refreshing, and thought provoking perspectives on Gemini’s safety program. I learned a
lot through this process and I am confident that what you have invested in Gemini over this past
week will lead not only to important improvements in our safety program, but will help protect our
most precious resource, the lives of the Gemini staff.”
A top-level summary was presented to the Gemini Staff on the final day of the review and the
final Gemini Safety Review document was presented to Doug Simons on September 29, 2006.
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Tucson and Kitt Peak elevators were inspected by Robert Brooks Certified Elevator Inspector on
September 5 and 6.
A design and safety review NEWFIRM 4M Cassegrain cage bottom meeting was conducted on
September 7.
Fire Protection and Prevention
Fire Extinguisher inspections and maintenance were provided in September at the Tucson
facilities and on Kitt Peak.
Fire Protection systems were inspection and maintained at the Tucson facilities in September.
Environmental
South West Hazard Control removed and properly disposed of 98 pounds hazardous waste and 73
pounds of non-hazardous chemical that were stored in the safety office hazardous material storage
area. NOAO will remain in the EPA classification of “Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity
Generator Status.”
South West Hazard control visited the Tucson facility to assess the work and to provide a bid to
remove asbestos containing material in the apartment building on 1015 ½ N. Martin and for the
removal of asbestos containing floor tile that was removed during the Main building floor tile
renovation.
Insurance
The AURA annual insurance renewal proposal meeting was held in Phoenix Arizona on
September 19 and 20 with George Curran (AURA), Chuck Gessner (NOAO) and Marsh insurance
broker staff. Insurance for AURA, Gemini, NOAO, WIYN, and SOAR was bound in September.
It is estimated that AURA’s overall premium cost increase about 4%. Thanks to the Center
insurance contacts for their prompt help in obtaining information for the renewal.
Security
The Tucson La Quinta HR file room is now on Keycard access; programming is complete for
authorized employees.
Keycard access to Tucson’s GROC, room 127 and room B-54 were modified for authorized
employees.
It was discovered that $149 was missing at the Tucson PAEO cash box in September. A police
report was filed, number 0609180374. Due to limited evidence, the reason for the missing money
was not determined.
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