05 January 2021
The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced that as of 1 April, they will accept online applications for FAST's observation time by foreign scientist. 10 % of the observation can be allocated for that purpose starting from 1 August. There is currently no restriction on the proposals, but the telescope is prioritized to study topics including the interstellar medium composed of neutral atomic hydrogen, the polarization of spiral galaxies, and fast radio bursts-transient radio pulses caused by some high-energy astrophysical process not fully understood. There are no details given on the involved cost for foreign use of observation time.
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