Travel support for Edinburgh PATT observers 2010-2012

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Physics and Astronomy


We request a continued roll-forward of our PATT grant (ST/F012292/1), for support for telescope travel and subsistence at the modestly increased level of £12000 per year. This funding level is based on the 18 months of actual spend for the current grant, which exceeds somewhat spend anticipated under the current award of £10,000 per year. This increase in our typical annual bill for travel to telescopes can be attributed to the continued expansion of the observational group at Edinburgh. With UKIDSS set to continue for the next 3 years, and SCUBA2 survey observing scheduled to commence in early 2010, our PATT funding requirements are unlikely to decrease in the next 2-3 years, and may even grow further.