2022A Observing Semester

Accepted allocations of observing time are detailed below for the period May 1, 2022 to September 31, 2022 (subject to availability of the array). The telescope will be in the long baseline (extended) configuration for the duration of this observing period, '2022-A'.

SCHEDULING

Observing Time

The observing awards are listed below for every semester since MWA operations began in 2013.

Semester 2022-A, Long Baseline

PITitleScience ThemeTriggered?Visibility Time (Hours)VCS Time (Hours)
AndersonRapid-response MWA observations of UTMOST-2D Fast Radio Bursts (details) TransientsYes00.17
BhatCommissioning the Voltage Dump Mode of MWAX for triggering on ASKAP FRB detections (details) High time-resolution: pulsars Yes07.5
BhatAdvancing the science commissioning of new high-time resolution system MWAX VCS (details) High time-resolution: pulsars No06.5
BhatTiming and imaging follow-up of the third pulsar discovered with the MWA (details) High time-resolution: pulsars No05.5
BouwhuisMWA Follow-up of Neutrino Transient Candidates (details) TransientsYes30
Hurley-WalkerMonitoring the Galactic Plane for minute-timescale radio transients (details) TransientsNo130+0+
Hurley-WalkerGaLactic and Extragalactic All-Sky MWA-eXtended (GLEAM-X) survey (details) GEGNo2520
McSweeneyPilot study to image lightning in high time and spatial resolution (details) High time-resolution: lightningYes05
Miller-Jones
Monitoring of X-ray binary transient outbursts with the MWA (details) TransientsYes300
MorganAn Interplanetary Scintillation Survey with the extended Phase II MWA (details) SHINo274.60
Oberoi MWA Observations of the Sun (details) SHINo1000
RiseleyA low-frequency hunt for the diffuse radio halo in Abell 3667 (details) GEGNo31+0
RossMeasuring Variable Optical Depths with Spectral Variability (details) GEGNo750
ShanLensing magnification of the EoR 21cm signal by massive cluster: foreground modelling with extended arrayEoRNo750
SokolowsiCommissioning the commensal FRB search pipeline using the MWAX real-time beamformer  (details) High time-resolution: FRBsNo20+0
TianRapid-response MWA observations of Swift gamma-ray bursts (details) TransientsYes02
Xu Searching for the repeating FRBs at low radio frequencies (details) TransientsNo04
YuObservation of spectral turnover pulsar J0738-4042 in Gum nebula  (details) TransientsNo400
X.ZhangMonitoring a quadruple M dwarf system for minute-timescale radio flares (details) High time-resolution: pulsars No01.5
Z.ZhangA Pioneer Search of Pulsars in Low Frequency in Globular Clusters (details) High time-resolution: pulsars No01.5

Previous Announcements

Documents detailing announcements of opportunities, calls for proposals, data releases and other community statements.

  • (2022-01-19) CFP-2021-A: The 2022A Call for Proposals is now open. This is for the allocation of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, nominally during the period April 1, 2022 to September 31, 2022 (subject to availability of the array). The telescope will be in the long baseline (extended) configuration for the duration of this observing period. The deadline for submission of proposals is 18 February 2022. Proposals should be submitted to the MWA Principal Scientist, please refer to this template.
  • (2021-06-29) The allocation of observing time from the 2021-A Call for Proposals will be incorporated into the deep science commissioning phase for the new MWAX correlator. This period may extend for two to three months in mid-2021, and we expect to be augmenting these observations with additional commissioning observations that ensure all Science Working Groups have access to adequate high quality data to assess the MWAX performance. Following the completion of MWAX science commissioning, the array will remain in the compact configuration for the remainder of 2021.
  • (2020-12-17) CFP-2021-A: Up to 500 hours of shared-risk observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 3rd May 2021 - 30 June 2021. This observing period is designated as 2021-A and is subject to the availability of the array as per the MWA Time Allocation Policy and the installation progress for the new MWAX correlator. Observations are only open to experienced observers with the MWA and will be the first to access the new MWAX correlator. As such teams wishing to access MWAX just post technical commissioning will need to be willing and able to assist with the scientific testing and commissioning of the new MWAX correlator. Note that the array will be in the compact configuration for this semester.
  • (2020-08-18) CFP-2020-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 10 October 2020 - 29 January 2021. This observing period is designated as 2020-B. Note that the array will continue to be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. Before completing a proposal, please see the guide on how to complete the technical parts of the proposal form provided on the MWA wiki.The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 September 2020. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2019-12-12) CFP-2020-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 6 April - 2 October 2020. This observing period is designated as 2020A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. The deadline for submission of proposals in 3 Feb 2020. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2019-04-05) CFP-2019-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Sep, 2019 - 1 Feb, 2020. This observing period is designated as 2019-B. Note that the array will be in the Phase II compact configuration for this semester. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2018-09-05) CFP-2019-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1500 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 4 Feb, 2019 - 1 July, 2019. This observing period is designated as 2019-A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for this semester. Proposals should be submitted by emailing a PDF document addressing the call to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2018-05-14) CFP-2018-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1400 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Jul, 2018 - 31 Dec, 2018. This observing period is designated as 2018-B. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for July, unavailable in August and then in the compact configuration from September. Proposals should be submitted through the 2018B proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2017-08-31) CFP-2018-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of up to 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories, during the period 1 Jan, 2018 - 30 June, 2018. This observing period is designated as 2018-A. Note that the array will be in the Phase II extended configuration for the entire semester. Proposals should be submitted through the 2018A proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2017-04-04) CFP-2017-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2017-B semester. This will be split between the two Phase II configurations. Antenna locations for the compact configuration are available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv. Antenna locations for the extended configuration are available at: Phase2_LB_Proposed_Coords_Rev2.csv. Proposals should be submitted through the 2017B proposal form: if there are problems please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • (2016-10-21) CFP-2017-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2017-A semester. This will be split between the two Phase II configurations. Antenna locations for the compact configuration are available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv. Antenna locations for the extended configuration are available at: Phase2_LB_Proposed_Coords_Rev2.csv
  • (2016-05-30) CFP-2016-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 800 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2016-B semester. Antenna locations available at: Phase2_EOR_Proposed_Coords.csv
  • (2015-09-10) CFP-2016-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2016-A semester
  • (2015-06-11) MWA Public Data Release Statement: Describes public data release, including data discovery and usage conditions
  • (2014-09-11) CFP-2015-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2015-A semester
  • (2014-09-11) AO-02-Addendum: Addendum to the Second Announcement of Opportunity
  • (2014-03-17) CFP-2014-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 1600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2014-B semester
  • (2014-03-17) AO-02: Second Announcement of Opportunity
  • (2013-07-26) CFP-2014-A: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 800 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time and Open Access categories during the 2014-A semester
  • (2013-03-04) CFP-2013-B: Call for Proposals for the allocation of 600 hours of observing time in the Guaranteed Time category during the 2013-B semester
  • (2012-12-19) AO-01: First Announcement of Opportunity and call for Expressions of Interest as steps toward first Call for Proposals