volume 50, issue 4, P4.16-4.20 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2009.50416.x
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Michael R Merrifield, Donald G Saari

Abstract: describe a new procedure designed to take the stress out of allocating the limited time available on telescopes. AbstractThe procedure that is currently employed to allocate time on telescopes is horribly onerous on those unfortunate astronomers who serve on the committees that administer the process, and is in danger of complete collapse as the number of applications steadily increases. Here, an alternative is presented, whereby the task is distributed around the astronomical community, with a suitable mecha…

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