Call for K2 GO Cycle 5 proposals for Campaigns 14, 15, and 16

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen, Knicole Colon

Proposals are now being solicited for the K2 Guest Observer Cycle 5, which includes Campaigns 14, 15, and 16. The due date for Step 1 proposals is 23:59 EST 3 Nov 2016. Step 2 proposals are due by 23:59 EST 15 Dec 2016. Investigators may not submit a Step 2 proposal without first submitting a Step 1 proposal by the due date.

Information about the proposal process, including the scope, evaluation criteria, availability of funds, eligibility, target selection tools, submission process, and frequently asked questions, is detailed on the proposal preparation page.

K2fov update required

The final field positions for Campaigns 14 and 15 have recently been set based on community input. The field position for Campaign 16 is currently preliminary and will be finalized before the Step 1 deadline. All investigators must update their version of the K2fov target selection tool to version 5.1, released on 14 Aug 2016, to take the final field positions into account.

K2fov can be updated from the command line using pip:

pip install K2fov --upgrade

The version number of your K2fov installation may be verified using the following command:

python -c "import K2fov; print(K2fov.__version__)"

This should return "5.1.0" or higher. If the number is lower, or if you see an error message, then your installation of K2fov is outdated.


Questions regarding this call should be sent to