XMM-Newton:XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-12)

Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the twelfth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-12, issued 21 August 2012. This AO covers the period May 2013 to April 2014 and is open to proposers from all over the world.

Full details of this Announcement of Opportunity, including all the relevant documentation, are given on the dedicated pages at the website of the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (SOC):


Key milestones for AO11
Announcement of Opportunity 21 August 2012
Due date for Proposals (*) 5 October 2012 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme late December 2012
For approved proposals
Start of Phase II proposal submission 8 January 2013
Closure of Phase II proposal submission 1 February 2013
Start of AO-12 observations May 2013
(*) Please note that proposals must be prepared and submitted in electronic form using the XMM-Newton Remote Proposal Submission software. Access to this is via the XMM-Newton SOC AO12 web pages.

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