From November 2005, all telescope applications to the ATNF must be submitted using the ATNF Online Proposal Applications and Links (OPAL).
For information on using OPAL and how to apply please see the ATNF Telescope Applications website at http://www.atnf.csiro/observers/apply/applications.html and the Opal home page at http://opal.atnf.csiro.au.
Proposals sent by email using the previous latex proposal forms will not be accepted unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The Australia Telescope keeps archives of all approved proposals and sources observed (with the Compact Array). A search of the database at http://www.atnf.csiro.au/observers/data.html is useful before planning your observing proposals.
Additionally, a list of all currently active
VLBI proposals and their status is also available at
Proposed observations, if approved, should normally be scheduled within 1 year of approval. If observations cannot be scheduled within 1 year, the proposal will lapse and the proposer will be notified. Lapsed proposals may be resubmitted.
The primary constraint in scheduling VLBI observations is the availability of requested non-AT network telescopes, especially Tidbinbilla.