Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) during MPIA observing blocks at the ESO/MPG 2.2m
In order to qualify, a DDT-proposal should be short, concise, and time-critical, and belong to one of the following categories:
- proposal is of ToO nature and require the immediate observation of a sudden and unexpected astronomical event
- proposal focuses on a hot and highly competitive scientific topic
- proposal requests follow-up observations of a programme recently conducted from ground-based or space facility, where a quick implementation should provide break-through results
- proposal is of highly risky nature
DDT-proposals may be submitted at any time to the chair of the STAC, "Oliver Krause" <krause at mpia.de>, in any format. The proposal will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the STAC, who will send a recommendation for implementation, or rejection, to the directors of MPIA. Final decision of implementation of a DDT-proposal rests with the directors of MPIA.