Resolution of the Council of Polish Members of SALT
Having regard to the effective use of data produced by the Polish observing time on the telescope SALT Council resolves:
Programs that require access to the northern sky will be implemented at the telescope (HET http://www.as.utexas.edu/mcdonald/het) giving up time of SALT.
Currently available instruments are:
Poland has 10% of the telescope time. In accordance with the current specifications about 330 nights a year will be devoted to observations. Since on average 75% of the nights at SAAO are suitable for observation, we can expect about 25 nights per year. They will fall on the different phases of the moon. Rating and ranking of Polish proposals is made by the Council of Holders. The date and method of submission of applications will be announced with due notice.
Observations are made in a queuing mode only. This means that the accepted programs are implemented by SALT staff without the participation of the investigators. The collected material becomes remotely accessible upon completion of data collection.
Polish astronomers can also apply for time on other telescopes SAAO. SALT consortium members have priority in applications of 20% of the time made available to external observers through the SAAO. Information about the available instruments may be found on the http://www.saao.ac.za/science/facilities/instruments/.
Detailed information for astronomers to plan and conduct observations with SALT is available at http://astronomers.salt.ac.za/.