|Period||101 (Apr - Sep 2018)||102 (Oct 2018 - Mar 2019)||103 (Apr - Sep 2019)||104 (Oct 2019 - Mar 2020)||105 (Apr - Sep 2020)||106 (Oct 2020 - Mar 2021)||108 (Oct 2021 - Mar 2022) |
|No. of Australian-led proposals||55||43||44||34||49||58||38|
|Fraction of all ESO proposals||6.1%||4.7%||4.8%||3.7%||5.8%||5.4%||4.0%|
|No. of runs requested ||79||72||71||43||71||74||58|
|No. of Large Programmes requested ||1||2||2||2||N/A||1||2|
|Service Mode hours requested||900||793||1325||1277||1082||1462||1163|
|Visitor Mode hours requested||426||584||297||160||97||188||85|
|VLT/I hours requested||1136||921||1296||1251||1116||1190||1064|
|VLT oversubscription ||3.1||4.3||3.2||3||2.3||~2.8||~3.3|
|Top 3 requested instruments (Runs, requested, Hrs, requested)||FLAMES (23, 361); MUSE (11, 173); X-shooter (11, 157)||HARPS (13, 432); FLAMES (18, 290); MUSE (11, 192)||MUSE (12, 475); FLAMES (19, 303); X-shooter (10, 187)||MUSE (15, 810); X-shooter (10, 124); UVES/FLAMES (3, 96 each)||UVES (11, 325); MUSE (16, 222); X-shooter (10, 212)||MUSE (22, 537); X-shooter (8, 166); UVES (7, 116)||X-shooter (8, 313); MUSE (12, 272); UVES (7, 174)|
|SM Runs allocated||20||16||13||11||22||14||21|
|VM Runs allocated||7||3||4||3||0||1||0|
|Total VLT/I time allocated||348.5 hrs||304 hrs||144 hrs||330 hrs||493 hrs||92 hrs ||294 hrs|
|Australian share of VLT/I time ||7.5%||7.2%||3.2%||7.0%||10.4%||~2.1% ||8.4%|
Notes to Table:
 A single proposal can request more than 1 run, e.g. 3 different instruments on 2 different telescopes = 3 runs.
 A Large Programme is one requiring a minimum of 100 hours of ESO telescope time, spread over 1 to 4 Periods. From Period 104 onwards, Large Programmes may only be submitted in even-numbered Periods.
 Since Australia has no set share of VLT time, the actual oversubscription is only known after the OPC has met.
 Fraction of all OPC-allocatable time on the 4 UTs (including VLTI time) allocated to Australian-led programmes, relative to the time allocated to ESO members states + Australia only. These fractions are calculated by the OPO in Dec each year for the 2 most recently completed Periods. For comparison Australia’s Net National Income is ~7.5% of the total for all ESO member states + Australia.
 New programs only; does not include the 114 hr of Australian Priority A programs from P105 carried over into P106 due to COVID shutdown, as well as the remaining 224 hrs of the MAGPI Large Program allocation from P104.
 The Period 107 Call for Proposals was canceled due to COVID-19 causing nearly all observing time in Period 105 to be lost.
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