Observing Proposals

The following list attempts to keep track of awarded observing time each year, both as PI and as a Co-I. Links are provided to archive locations for the raw data. In the list below, you’ll find awarded time from the following facilities (just search for any of the key acronyms):

  • ESO - VLT (VISIR, MUSE, SINFONI, SPHERE, MUSE, CRIRES, NEAR, ISAAC) and ALMA.

  • Subaru - COMICS

  • IRTF - MIRSI, TEXES, NSFCAM2, SpeX

  • Gemini - TRECS, MICHELLE, TEXES, NIRI, NIFS

  • GranTeCan - CanariCam

  • SOFIA - FORCAST, EXES

  • Kepler/K2 and Herschel/HIFI

2022

  • ALMA Cycle 9 [2022.1.00125.S]() (PI: de Pater) - ALMA continuum and PH3 maps of Jupiter
  • Hubble Space Telescope [17187]() (PI: Rowe-Gurney) - Observing the Ice Giants with Hubble WFC3 to Enhance Cycle 1 James Webb Space Telescope Data, Cycle 30 General Observer , 12 orbits.
  • Hubble Space Telescope [17214]() (PI: Lamy) - Unravelling the auroral diversity and magnetospheric dynamics of Uranus while approaching solstice, Cycle 30 General Observer , 12 orbits.
  • Hubble Space Telescope [16913]() (PI: Wong) - The role of stealth superstorms in a planetary-scale transition on Jupiter, Cycle 29 General Observer time.
  • IRTF TEXES [2022A054]() (PI:Blake) - Saturn since Cassini: seasonal progression with IRTF and JWST.
  • IRTF TEXES [2022A022]() (PI:Antunano) - Characterizing Jupiter’s Deep Belt/Zone Structure in the era of the Juno mission and the JWST observations.
  • IRTF MIRSI [2022A035]() (PI: Orton) - Mid-Infrared Characterization of Evolving Atmospheric Processes in Jupiter During Juno Perijoves 41-43 and Potential JWST Observations.
  • VLT VISIR 109.C_0716 (PI: Roman) - Weather or not? Understanding Dramatic Changes on Neptune with VLT-VISIR, 6.0 hours awarded.
  • VLT SPHERE [109.22WC]() (PI: King) Global mapping of Callisto with SPHERE: pushing beyond the capabilities of Galileo/NIMS, awarded.
  • VLT VISIR 109.2360 (PI: Blake) - Cassini: seasonal progression with VLT and JWST

2021

  • VLT VISIR 108.C_0778 (PI: Roman) - Investigating Recent and Dramatic Changes in Neptune’s Stratosphere, 10.0 hours awarded, carried over into P109 (2022).
  • VLT VISIR 108.223F (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Tropospheric Circulation and Meteorology during Juno’s Extended Mission, 7.1 hours awarded, approximately 75% completed in November 2021.
  • XMM-Newton [090199]() (PI: Wibisono) - Characterising X-rays from Uranus - three full XMM orbits to detect X-rays from Uranus.
  • ALMA [2021.1.01017.S]() (PI: Molter) - Thermal Emission from the Uranian Rings (Cycle 8)
  • VLT CRIRES [107.22UB]() (PI: Roman) - From Reflected to Emitted Light: Discoveries in Neptune’s NIR to MIR Spectra. 2.2 hours.
  • IRTF TEXES [2021B010]() (PI: Antunano) - Characterizing Jupiter’s Deep Belt/Zone Structure via Juno-TEXES Comparisons, 10.0 hrs.
  • IRTF TEXES [2021B057]() (PI: Blake) - The progression of Saturn’s seasonal atmosphere since Cassini, 12.0 hrs.
  • IRTF SpeX [2021B089]() (PI: Orton) - Near-Infrared Characterization of Evolving Atmospheric Processes in Jupiter during Juno Perijoves 36-39.
  • Gemini NIRI [GN-2021B-Q-127]() (PI: Orton) - High-resolution 3-dimensional near-infrared mapping of Jupiter’s evolving aerosol structure during the Juno mission PJ36-PJ39, 7.5hrs.
  • IRTF TEXES [2021A034]() (PI: Antunano) - Characterizing Jupiter’s Deep Belt/Zone Structure via Juno-TEXES Comparisons, 10.0 hrs.
  • IRTF TEXES [2021A053]() (PI: Blake) - Saturn after the summer solstice: the seasonal progression and inter-annual variability of the northern hemisphere, 12.0 hrs.
  • Gemini NIRI [GN-2021A-Q-125]() (PI: Orton) - Near-Infrared Imaging of Jupiter’s Cloud and Haze Variations Simultaneous with the Juno Mission, 4.8hrs.
  • VLT VISIR 0106.C-0795 (PI: Roman) - Revealing the Structure of Uranus’ Emerging North Pole and Atmospheric Circulation, carried over into P109 (2022).

2020

  • Gemini NIRI [GN-2020B-Q-120]() (PI: Orton) - Near-Infrared Imaging of Jupiter’s Cloud and Haze Variations Simultaneous with the Juno Mission, 4.8hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0105.C-0725 (PI: Roman) - Revealing the Structure of Uranus’ Emerging North Pole and Atmospheric Circulation, 15.6hrs, Apr-Sep 2020, rescheduled to 2021.
  • ESO VLT/SPHERE 0105.C-0145 (PI: King) - Global mapping of Europa and Ganymede with SPHERE: pushing beyond the capabilities of Galileo/NIMS, 3.9hrs, Apr-Sep 2021.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0105.C-0395 (PI: Fletcher) - Exploring Unusual Variability in Jupiter’s Equatorial Circulation and Great Red Spot, 10.9hrs, intended for Apr-Sep 2020, terminated by COVID.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0105.C-0712 (PI: Blake) - The seasonal evolution of Saturn’s northern hemisphere, 2.2hrs, Apr-Sep 2020.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0104.C-0216 (PI: Blake) - Saturn after Summer Solstice: Seasonal progression of the northern hemisphere, 2.2hrs, Jan-Mar 2020.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0104.C-0944 (PI: Donnelly) - VISIR Observations of Jupiter’s Circulation and Wave Phenomena during a Rare Equatorial Disturbance, 6.3hrs, intended for Jan-Mar 2020, terminated by COVID.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0104.C-0187 (PI: Irwin) - Determining the structure and monitoring the evolution of a newly-discovered large dark spot on Neptune, 2.4hrs.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0104.C-0136 (PI: Irwin) - MUSE Observations of Jupiter’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure during NASA’s Juno Mission, 2.7hrs.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S20A-035) (PI: Kasaba) - Spatial and time variations of Jupiter: Last Subaru MIR observation with Juno, 2 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2020A) (PI: Orton) - A Mid-Infrared Study of Major Disturbances and Auroral-Related Heating Directly Supporting Juno-Mission Observations
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2020A-Q-113 (PI: Orton) - High-resolution 3-dimensional near-infrared mapping of Jupiter’s evolving aerosol structure during the Juno mission PJ26-PJ28

2019

  • ESO VLT/NEAR 60.A-9107 (PI: Roman) - Revealing Unseen Circulations and Temperatures in Uranus’ Atmosphere, 2 hrs science verification.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0103.C-0082 (PI: Braude) - MUSE Observations of Saturn’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure in the post-Cassini era, 1.8 hours.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0103.C-0769 (PI: Clarke) - BRIMSTONE - fire and ice on the Galilean moons with MUSE-NFM, 1 night visitor mode.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0103.C-0045 (PI: Braude) - MUSE Observations of Jupiter’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure during NASA’s Juno Mission, 4.4hrs.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE & SINFONI 2102.C-5021 (PI: Irwin) - Characterisation of a newly-discovered large dark spot on Neptune, 2.1hrs, Jan 2019.
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2019B) (PI: Sinclair) - Uranus from Equinox to Mid-Spring: Tropospheric Temperatures, Seasonal Changes, and Emerging Rings
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2019A) (PI: Orton) - A Mid-Infrared Study of a Major Disturbance in Jupiter and Auroral-Related Heating Directly Supporting the Juno Mission
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2019A-Q-221 (PI: Giles) - High-resolution mapping of Jupiter’s clouds in the near infrared: support for the Juno mission PJ18-PJ21
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2019B-Q-212 (PI: Fletcher) - A Neptunian Summer: Atmospheric Characterisation in Preparation for JWST
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2019B-Q-129 (PI: Sinclair) - High spatial and spectral TEXES mapping of Jupiter’s auroral regions
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2019B-Q-102 (PI: Antuñano) - Characterising Jupiter’s Equatorial Zone Disturbance and the Deep Atmosphere via Gemini-Juno Comparisons
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2019B-Q-206 (PI: Blake) - Saturn after the Summer Solstice: Evolution in the northern hemisphere
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC112-19B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - A Neptunian Summer: Seasonal Change on the Distant Ice Giant, awarded 5.5 hours, never observed.
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC111-19B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Uranus from Equinox to Mid-Spring: Temperature Structure, Seasonal Changes, and Emerging Rings, 9 hours, observed in December 2019.
  • ALMA Cycle 7 2019.1.00128.S (PI: de Pater) - ALMA Maps of Jupiter During the JUNO Era.
  • SOFIA/EXES Cycle 8 08_0219 (PI: Sinclair) - Evolution of auroral heating and chemistry at Jupiter’s high latitudes

2018

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0101.C-0047 (PI: Fletcher) - Saturn beyond Cassini: Seasonal Change and Interannual Variability after Summer Solstice, 4.4hrs, Apr-Sep 2018.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0101.C-0073 (PI: Fletcher) - Cyclic Activity in Jupiter’s Banded Structure and Auroral Processes during the Juno Mission, 4 half-nights visitor mode (May 2018), 7.6hrs service mode (Apr-Sep 2018) - some hours were transferred to Uranus observations in September 2018.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0100.C-0186 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Atmospheric Variability, Wave Phenomena, and Auroral Heating during the Juno Mission, 12hrs, Jan-Mar 2018.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0101.C-0044 (PI: Fletcher) - Neptune’s Stratospheric Circulation, Storms and Chemistry after Summer Solstice: Preparing for JWST, 9.3hrs, Aug-Sep 2018.
  • ESO VLT/SINFONI 0101.C-0081 (PI: Irwin) - Does methane enter Neptune’s stratosphere through storm clouds or via the polar regions?, 6.8hrs.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 0101.C-0097 (PI: Braude) - MUSE Observations of Jupiter’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure During NASA’s Juno Mission, 2.8hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 0101.C-0458 (PI: de Kleer) - Io’s Magma Composition, 3.5hrs.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S18A-096) (PI: Kasaba) - MIR observation of Jupiter for supporting NASA’s Juno mission, 2 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2018B) (PI: Sinclair) - Mid-infrared imaging of Jupiter and Saturn
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2018A) (PI: Orton) - A Mid-Infrared Study of Jupiter’s Atmosphere Directly Supporting the Juno Mission
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2018A-Q-108 (PI: Orton) - High-Resolution Mapping of Jupiter’s Clouds in the Near Infrared: Support for the Juno Mission PJ11-PJ14
  • SOFIA/EXES Cycle 7 07_0222 (PI: Sinclair) - Auroral-related heating and chemistry at Jupiter’s high latitudes

2017

  • ESO VLT/SINFONI 099.C-0789 (PI: Ligier) - Europa: a dolphin paradise? Does Europa host massive chlorine brines?, 1.1hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 099.C-0614 (PI: Fletcher) - Saturn at Summer Solstice: Seasonal Change and the End of Cassini’s Mission, 6.6hrs, Apr-Sep 2017.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 099.C-0612 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Deep-Seated Meteorology and Auroral Variability during the Juno Mission, 15hrs, Apr-Sep 2017.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 099.C-0192 (PI: Irwin) - MUSE Observations of Jupiter’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure During NASA’s Juno Mission, 4.4hrs, May 2017.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S17A-028) (PI: Kasaba) - MIR studies of Jupiter simultaneous with key observations by the Juno orbiter, 1 night.
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2017B) (PI: Sinclair) - Characterising Saturn’s northern hemisphere during Cassini’s Grand Finale using Subaru-COMICS
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2017A) (PI: Orton) - A Mid-Infrared Study of Jupiter’s Atmospheric Variability Directly Supporting the Juno Mission
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2017A-Q-49 (PI: Greathouse) - Characterizing Wave Phenomena in Jupiter’s Stratosphere using High Spectral Resolution Thermal IR Observations
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2017A-Q-10 (PI: Orton) - High-Resolution Mapping of Jupiter’s Clouds in the Near-Infrared: Support for the Juno Mission
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2017A-Q-33 (PI: Sinclair) - High resolution mapping of Jupiter’s stratospheric-auroral interactions during the Juno mission
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2017A-Q-19 (PI: Fletcher) - Wave Phenomena and Deep Plumes in Jupiter’s Tropical Atmosphere
  • Gemini/TEXES GN-2017A-Q-9 (PI: Orton) - Testing the Onset of a Polar Vortex at Saturn’s Northern Summer Solstice by Mapping Stratospheric Temperature and Hydrocarbons
  • ALMA Cycle 5 2017.1.00111.S (PI: Cavalie) - Are the Enceladus geysers the source of Saturn’s water?
  • ALMA Cycle 5 2017.1.00279.S (PI: de Pater) - ALMA Maps of Jupiter During the JUNO Era.
  • SOFIA/FORCAST Cycle 6 06_0009 (PI: de Pater) - Jupiter’s Tropospheric Dynamics from SOFIA Mapping of Temperature; Para-Hydrogen; and Aerosols, 1.77 hours awarded.

2016

  • ESO VLT/MUSE 098.C-0035 (PI: Irwin) - MUSE Observations of Jupiter’s 3-Dimensional Cloud Structure During NASA’s Juno Mission, 1.6hrs, Jan-Mar 2017.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 098.C-0681 (PI: Fletcher) - VISIR Exploration of Jupiter’s Meteorology and Polar Environment during NASA’s Juno Mission, 9.2hrs, Dec 2016 - Mar 2017.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 097.C-0226 (PI: Fletcher) - Polar Vortex Formation at Saturn’s Springtime Pole, 2.2hrs, Apr-Sep 2016
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 097.C-0222 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Circulation and Auroral Heating on the Eve of Juno’s Arrival, 10.0hrs, Apr-Sep 2016
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 096.C-0091 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Tropical and Polar Circulation from Thermal-IR Imaging: A Pre-Juno Characterisation, 10.0hrs, Feb-Apr 2016.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 60.A-9620 (PI: Fletcher) - Deep Sounding of Jupiter and Saturn via `Lucky Imaging’ at 5 µm, Science Verification, 1 hr, Feb 2016.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 096.C-0173 (PI: Irwin) - Exploring the Colours and Variability of Jupiter’s Cloud Decks with MUSE, 1.5hrs, Mar 2016.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S16B-025) (PI: Kasaba) - MIR studies of Jupiter simultaneous with key observations by the Juno orbiter, 1 night.
  • Subaru/COMICS (Keck Exchange 2016B) (PI: Orton) - A Mid-Infrared Study of Jupiter’s Atmosphere Directly Supporting the Juno Mission
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2016B-Q-52 (PI: Orton) - High-Resolution Mapping of Jupiter’s Clouds in the Near-Infrared: Support for the Juno Mission
  • ALMA Cycle 4 2016.1.00701.S (PI: de Pater) - ALMA Maps of Jupiter During the JUNO Era.
  • SOFIA/FORCAST Cycle 5 05_0128 (PI: de Pater) - Jupiter’s Tropospheric Dynamics from SOFIA Mapping of Temperature, Para-Hydrogen, and Aerosols, 2.0 hours awarded.
  • Kepler/K2 Campaign 8 GO8034 (PI: Rowe) - Observing Uranus With Kepler, Uranus observed for roughly a month in short cadence and the remaining time in long cadence, in addition four of its moons make the long cadence target list.

2015

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 095.C-0142 (PI: Fletcher) - Formation Timescale for a Warm Polar Vortex in Saturn’s Spring Stratosphere, 6.6hrs, Apr-Sep 2015.
  • ESO VLT/MUSE 095.C-0149 (PI: Irwin) - Exploring the Colours and Variability of Jupiter’s Cloud Decks with MUSE, 1.5hrs, Apr 2016.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S15B-049) (PI: Kasaba) - MIR spectroscopic study of Jupiter’s polar regions with JAXA/Hisaki, 2 nights.
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC21-15A (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Saturn’s hexagon and the emergence of the warm seasonal polar vortex, awarded 8 hours, never observed.
  • SOFIA/FORCAST Cycle 4 04_0004 (PI: Orton) - 17- to 37-micron Photometry and Spectroscopy of Uranus and Neptune, 3 hours awarded.
  • SOFIA/EXES Cycle 4 04_0005 (PI: Orton) - Jupiter’s Stratospheric HCN, Hydrocarbon and Temperature Fields, 4.5 hours awarded.

2014

  • ESO VLT/SPHERE 60.A-9372 (PI: Fletcher) - Revealing the Thermochemical Properties of Jupiter’s Satellites, 1.5 hrs Science Verification, Dec 2014 - Feb 2015.
  • ESO VLT/SINFONI 294.C-5004 (PI: Irwin) - Probing Storm Clouds in Uranus’ atmosphere, 3.0hrs Director’s Discretionary Time, October 2014.
  • Gemini/GMOS GN-2014A-Q-30 (PI: Gibson) - Probing the atmospheres of a hot Neptune and a hot Saturn using GMOS differential spectro-photometry
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC8-14B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Jupiter: Mapping the Unique Environment of Jupiter’s Polar Vortices, 8 hours awarded, never observed.
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC9-14B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Uranus: Seasonal Evolution of Temperatures and Vertical Motions of the Atmosphere of Uranus, awarded 12 hours, never observed.
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC10-14B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Seasonal Evolution and Stratospheric Dynamics on the most distant Ice Giant: Neptune beyond Summer Solstice, awarded 5 hours, never observed.
  • SOFIA/FORCAST Cycle 3 03_0030 (PI: Orton) - 17- to 37-micron Photometry and Spectroscopy of Uranus and Neptune, 2.5 hours awarded.

2013

  • ESO VLT/SINFONI 092.C-0187 (PI: Irwin) - Understanding the 4-Dimensional Variability of Neptune’s Dynamic Clouds, 1.2 nights, October 2013.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S13A-026) (PI: Orton) - Jovian Atmospheric Anomalies as Diagnostics of the Deep Atmosphere, 0.5 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S13A-111) (PI: Yanamandra-Fisher) - Saturn’s Atmospheric Response to Episodic Events and Changing Seasons, 1 night.
  • SOFIA/FORCAST Cycle 2 02_0037 (PI: Orton) - 17- to 37-micron Photometry and Spectroscopy of Uranus and Neptune, 2.5 hours awarded.

2012

  • ESO VLT/CRIRES 090.C-0053 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Cloud-Forming Region: CRIRES Observations of the 5-µm Spectral Window, 3.6hrs, Oct 2012-Mar 2013.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 090.C-0052 (PI: Fletcher) - Spring on Saturn: Storms and the Development of the Polar Vortices, 3.3hrs, cancelled due to unavailability of VISIR.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 089.C-0218 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Evolving Atmosphere: Identifying the Sources of Variability, 3.6hrs, Apr-Sep 2012.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S12B-004) (PI: Orton) - Jupiter’s Altered State: Atmospheric Anomalies as Diagnostics, 1.0 night.
  • Gemini/GMOS GN-2012B-Q-16 (PI: Gibson) - Probing the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets with differential transmission spectroscopy

2011

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 386.C-0096 (PI: Fletcher) - Saturn’s Springtime: Seasonal Change 18 Months after Equinox, 9.2hrs, Apr-Sep 2011.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 287.C-5032 (PI: Fletcher) - Tracking Saturn’s Intense Infrared Beacons from the Great Serpent Storm, 3.3hrs, Director’s Discretionary Time, Apr-Sep 2011.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 087.C-0024 (PI: Fletcher) - Awaiting the Spectacular Revival of Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt: Temperatures and Haze Characteristics, 3.4hrs, Apr-Sep 2011.
  • ESO VLT/HAWK-I 086.C-0445 (PI: Gibson) - Multi-wavelength eclipse photometry of the hot Jupiter WASP-4b, 11hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 286.C-5009 (PI: Orton) - Testing the Diminished Vortex Strength of Jupiter’s Little Red Spot, 0.8hrs of Director’s
  • ESO VLT/ISAAC 086.C-0467 (PI: Waldmann) - Characterisation of the atmosphere and non-LTE emissions of the very hot-Jupiter WASP-18b, 3.0 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S11B-024) (PI: Orton) - Identifying the Source of Large-Scale Atmospheric Variability in Jupiter, 0.5 night.
  • Gemini/NIFS GN-2011B-Q-94 (PI: Irwin) - Dynamics of Neptune’s atmosphere
  • Gemini/NIFS GN-2011B-Q-59 (PI: Irwin) - Seasonal changes in Uranus’ atmosphere
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2011A-Q-11 (PI: Orton) - The Spectacular Revival of Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt: Temperature and Haze Characteristics
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2011B-Q-11 (PI: Fletcher) - Jupiter’s Global Dynamics a Decade after Cassini: Spectroscopic Mapping
  • Gemini/GMOS GS-2011B-Q-13 (PI: Gibson) - Probing the atmosphere of a hot-Saturn exoplanet with differential transmission spectroscopy
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC48-11A (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - The Variable Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt, awarded 3 hours, never observed.
  • Herschel/HIFI AO2 OT2_tcavalie_6 (PI: Cavalie) - The origin of CO in Uranus, 8.0 hours awarded.

2010

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 084.C-0193 (PI: Fletcher) - Seasonal Change and the Evolution of Planetary Waves on Saturn during the Equinox, 13.6 hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 285.C-5024 (PI: Fletcher) - The Mystery of Jupiter’s Disappearing Stripes: Dynamical or Chemical Modification?, 4.0hrs, Director’s Discretionary Time, Jun-Jul 2010.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 084.C-0206 (PI: Orton) - Jupiter’s Oval BA: One Year on from the Great Red Spot Encounter, 8.0hrs.
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2010A-DD-6 (PI: Orton) - Assessing the Influence of the 2010 June 3 Impact on Jupiter’s Atmosphere
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2010B-Q-73 (PI: Orton) - Meridional Variability of Radiative vs Dynamical Forcing in Neptune
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2010B-Q-42 (PI: Orton) - Neptune’s Wandering Hot Polar Anomaly
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2010B-Q-8 (PI: Fletcher) - Spectroscopy of Jupiter’s Equatorial Dynamics and Giant Vortex Interactions
  • Gemini/NIRI GN-2010A-DD-4 (PI: Orton) - Tracking the Aftermath of a Fireball in Jupiter’s Atmosphere: 2010 June 3
  • Gemini/NIFS GN-2010B-Q-95 (PI: Irwin) - Uranus Cloud Structure after 2007 equinox
  • Gemini/MICHELLE GN-2010B-DD-3 (PI: Orton) - A Major Outbreak in Jupiter’s Southern Hemisphere, Reimergence of the South Equatorial Belt?
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC72-10B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - High-Resolution Characterization of Neptune’s Wandering Hot Pole, awarded 1 hour, never observed.
  • Grantecan/CanariCam GTC70-10B (PI: Sanchez-Lavega) - Spatially Resolved Thermal Structure of Neptune, awarded 2 hours, never observed.
  • Herschel/HIFI AO1 OT1_lfletche_1 (PI: Fletcher) - Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur Chemistry in Saturn’s Atmosphere: Internal and External Origins for HCN, HCP and CS, 8 hours awarded.
  • Herschel/HIFI AO1 OT1_nteanby_2 (PI: Teanby) - The chlorine cycle on Jupiter and Saturn, 6.4 hours awarded.
  • Herschel/HIFI AO1 OT1_gorton01_1 (PI: Orton) - Variability in Ice Giant Stratospheres: Implications for Radiative, Chemical and Dynamical Processes, 17.1 hours awarded.

2009

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 383.C-0164 (PI: Fletcher) - Evolution of Saturn’s Temperature Structure Near Equinox, 8.0hrs, Apr 2009.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 084.C-0206 (PI: Orton) - Jupiter’s Oval BA: One Year on from the Great Red Spot Encounter, 8.0hrs, Nov 2009.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 383.C-0161 (PI: Mousis) - Dynamics and Chemistry of Axisymmetric and Giant Vortex Evolution in Jupiter, 6.0hrs, Aug 2009.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 283.C-5043 (PI: Orton) - The Evolution of Debris from a Giant Impact on Jupiter’s South Pole, 8.0hrs Director’s Discretionary Time, Jul-Aug 2009.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 083.C-0162 (PI: Orton) - Spatial and Temporal Variations of Uranus’ Atmospheric Temperature, 16hrs.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 083.C-0163 (PI: Orton) - Neptune’s Stratospheric Thermal Variability, 21hrs.
  • ESO VLT/NACO 283.C-5045 (PI: Mousis) - High Resolution Imaging of Debris from a Giant Impact on Jupiter’s South Pole, 4hrs Director’s Discretionary Time.
  • ESO VLT/NACO 283.C-5061 (PI: Mousis) - High Resolution Imaging of the Evolution of Debris from a Giant Impact in Jupiter, 4hrs Director’s Discretionary Time.
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2009A-DD-9 (PI: Orton) - Gemini South Observations of Jupiter: 2009 Impact
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2009B-Q-46 (PI: Orton) - First Thermal Maps of the Stratosphere of Uranus: Follow-up to Detection of Rotational Variability by the Spitzer IRS
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2009B-DD-1 (PI: Orton) - The Thermal and Compositional Evolution of the Site of the 2009 June 19 Impact in Jupiter: T-Recs imaging and high-resolution spectroscopy
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2009B-Q-78 (PI: Orton) - Neptune’s Wandering Hot Pole
  • Gemini/MICHELLE GN-2009A-DD-7 (PI: Hammel) - Gemini/Michelle Imaging of Jupiter after the 2009 Impact
  • Gemini/NIFS GN-2009B-Q-85 (PI: Irwin) - Neptune’s Cloud Structure - NIFS and NIRI
  • Gemini/NIFS GN-2009B-Q-52 (PI: Irwin) - Uranus Cloud Structure after 2007 equinox - NIFS and NIRI

2008

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 382.C-0454 (PI: Mousis) - Dynamics and Chemistry of Rapid Axisymmetric and Giant Vortex Evolution in Jupiter, 10hrs.
  • ESO VLT/NACO 281.C-5045 (PI: Orton) - Evolution of High-Altitude Remains of a Deceased Anticyclonic Red Oval in Jupiter, 4.0hrs Director’s Discretionary Time.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 381.C-0560 (PI: Fouchet) - Structure, Dynamics and Chemistry of Saturn and Thermal Properties of its Rings, 7hrs, Apr-Sep 2008.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 081.C-0496 (PI: Encrenaz) - A Study of Thermal Structure and Compositional Variability in Neptune, 16hrs, Apr-Sep 2008.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 081.C-0141 (PI: Mousis) - Interaction of Two Giant Anticyclonic Vortices in Jupiter, 12hrs, Apr-Sep 2008.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 081.C-0137 (PI: Orton) - Dynamics and Chemistry of Jupiter During Continuing Planetary-Scale Evolution, 15hrs, Apr-Sep 2008.
  • ESO VLT/VISIR 381.C-0134 (PI: Orton) - Dynamics and Chemistry of Jupiter During Rapid Planetary-Scale Evolution, 5.0hrs, Apr-Sep 2008.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S08B-023) (PI: Yanamandra-Fisher) - Saturn’s Change of Seasons as it Approaches Ring Plane Crossing, 2.0 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S08B-031) (PI: Orton) - Interaction of Two Giant Anticyclonic Vortices in Jupiter, 1.0 nights.
  • Subaru/COMICS (S08B-032) (PI: Orton) - Spatially Resolved Thermal Structure of Neptune, 1.0 nights.

2007

  • ESO VLT/VISIR 279.C-5043 (PI: Orton) - Dynamics and Chemistry of Rapid Planetary-Scale Evolution in Jupiter, 4.0hrs, Director’s Discretionary Time, Aug 2007.
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2007A-Q-39 (PI: Orton) - New Horizons Mission Support: Joint Study of Jupiter’s Anticyclonic Vortices and Aurorae
  • Gemini/TRECS GS-2007B-Q-229 (PI: Orton) - Investigation of the Physical and Chemical State of Jupiter During an Episode of Global Instability
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Leigh Fletcher
Professor of Planetary Science