Grants / Observing proposals

Supporting grants and telescope time

(As of Sep. 2020)

Grants: $ 5.4M


X-ray Satellites:

        Chandra 723 ksec

        NuSTAR 680 ksec

        Swift 100 ksec

        XMM-Newton 1441 ksec


UV/Optical/NIR:

        ESO-VLT 675 hrs

        HST 134 orbits

        Magellan 16 nights

        SOAR 12 nights

        duPont 10 nights

        Hale 21 nights

        Keck 4 nights


Submillimeter/Radio:

        APEX CO 275 hrs

        ALMA CO 50 hrs

        ATCA HI 252 hrs

        IRAM 150 hrs

        JVLA 82 hrs



Grants

Year Title Budget Objective PI
2020 STScI/NASA $ 219k A NUV Snapshot Survey of the Nearest Luminous AGN M. Koss
2020 SAO $ 45k The First High Resolution Glimpse of a Recoling Black Hole M. Koss
2020 ERC €1680k Extreme Accretion Modes in BASS Data Release 3* B. Trakhtenbrot
2020 STScI/NASA $ 114k The First Glimpse of A Candidate Recoiling Black Hole M. Koss
2020 NASA $ 58k Finding All Compton-thick AGN in the Swift BAT 105-month Sky Survey M. Koss
2020 NRF (South Korea) $ 305k Optical spectroscopy of the Swift-BAT AGN K. Oh
2019 ISF (Israel) $ 260k Super-Eddington AGN in BASS B. Trakhtenbrot
2018 NASA ADAP $ 639k BASS Data Release 2 M. Koss
2018 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory $ 156k Redshifting z<0.3 AGN into the Chandra Deep Fields To Understand Black Hole Growth M. Koss
2018 NASA $ 54k Finding Compton-thick AGN Among the Faintest Swift BAT Sources M. Koss
2017 CONYCIT PAI (Chile) $ 300k Supermassive black holes and their close environments C. Ricci
2017 NASA $ 77k Studying Merger Driven Obscuration in Dual AGN M. Koss
2015 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory $ 122k Chandra Legacy Survey of Merger Driven AGN Activation in Nearby X-ray Selected AGN M. Koss
2015 NASA ADAP $ 352k BASS Data Release 1 M. Koss
2015 SNSF (Switzerland) $ 224k BASS Data Release 1 (Postdoc) M. Koss
2014 SNSF (Switzerland) $ 430k Ambizione Fellowship for BASS M. Koss
*Grant includes non-BASS component(s).

Telescope Time

Semester/Period Telescope Time Objective PI
2021A Hale/Triplespec 2 nights Near infrared spectroscopy of peculiar X-ray–selected Active Galactic Nuclei M. Balokovic
NOAO 2021A SOAR/Goodman 2 nights BASS: A nearby census of powerful AGN M. Koss
CNTAC2020A,B FIRE/Magellan 4 nights Peering into the hidden BLR: constraining the virial factor in obscured X-ray selected local AGN F. Ricci
2021A Gemini/GSAO 2 nights Hidden mergers in luminous obscured AGN E. Treister
P106 VLT/X-shooter 39 hours A complete census of SMBHs in nearby powerful obscured Swift-BAT AGN B. Trakhtenbrot
P106 APEX/nFLASH 175 hours Tending the fire: completing a legacy survey of molecular gas fueling in powerful nearby AGN M. Koss
P105 VLT/X-shooter 41 hours A complete census of SMBHs in nearby powerful obscured Swift-BAT AGN B. Trakhtenbrot
AO-20 XMM-Newton 209 ksec Constraining reflection in Compton-thick AGN M. Koss
DDT Chandra 30 ksec The first high resolution glimpse of a recoiling black hole M. Koss
Cycle 6 NuSTAR 200 ksec Constraining reflection in the brightest Compton-thick AGN above 10 keV M. Koss
Cycle 28 HST 124 orbits A NUV Snapshot Survey of the Nearest Luminous AGN M. Koss
AO-19 XMM-Newton 252 ksec Identify Unknown 105-month Swift-BAT sources M. Koss
AO-19 XMM-Newton 162 ksec CT-AGN in the 70-month Swift-BAT catalog M. Koss
AO-19 XMM-Newton 29 ksec (w/ HST 2 orbits) Studying a recoiling BAT AGN M. Koss
AO-16 Swift 100 ksec Joint ALMA/X-ray satellites monitoring of IC4329A C. Ricci
AO-19 XMM-Newton 170 ksec (Joint XMM-Newton with ALMA) Joint ALMA/X-ray satellites monitoring of IC4329A C. Ricci
2019A Keck/OSIRIS 2 nights BAT kpc mergers F. Harrison
Cycle 7 ALMA 6 hours Joint ALMA/X-ray satellites monitoring of IC4329A (highest ALMA resolution) C. Ricci
Cycle 7 ALMA 21 hours BASS survey of ~30 nearby radio-quiet AGN at 100GHz (highest ALMA resolution) C. Ricci
2019BA Magellan/MagE 2 nights Velocity dispersions of luminous obscured AGN C. Ricci
P104 VLT/X-shooter 55 hours A complete census of black hole masses and accretion rates in nearby powerful obscured AGN B. Trakhtenbrot
2019 Magellan/FIRE 3 nights Infrared spectroscopy of peculiar X-ray-selected AGN M. Baloković
2019APRS ATCA 252 hours HI-BASS I. Wong
2019A Magellan/FIRE 1 night NIR spectra of type 1.9 AGN F. Ricci
2019A SOAR/Goodman 4 nights BASS DR2 Spectroscopy C. Ricci
2019A,B Hale/Doublespec 5 nights BASS optical spectroscopy of 70-month and 105-month samples M. Powell, M. Urry
2020A JVLA 25 hours 22 GHz imaging survey K. Smith
2020A JVLA 57 hours HI/1.4 GHz imaging of 38 BAT AGN A. Chung
2018 Chandra Legacy Survey 320 ksec COOL CAT, Chandra Study of Nearby AGN M. Koss
P103 VLT/X-shooter 62 hours BASS BH measurements B. Trakhtenbrot
P102 VLT/X-shooter 61 hours BASS BH measurements B. Trakhtenbrot
2018A,B Hale/Doublespec 6 nights BASS Optical spectroscopy of 70-month and 105-month sample M. Powell, M. Urry
AO-17 XMM-Newton 103 ksec Identification of new 105-month sources M. Koss
Cycle 4 NuSTAR 120 ksec Compton-thick AGN M. Koss
2018A,B Magellan/FIRE 2 nights NIR spectroscopy of type 1.9 AGN E. Treister
Cycle6 ALMA 31 hours ALMA-BASS: CND-scale molecular gas survey toward nearby luminous AGNs selected with the Swift-BAT hard X-ray survey T. Izumi
P100 APEX/SHFI 50 hours Molecular gas survey of low redshift BAT AGN (0.01<z<0.05) B. Trakhtenbrot
2018B SOAR/Goodman 4 night Velocity dispersions of low redshift BAT AGN C. Ricci
2018B Magellan/MagE 1 night Velocity dispersions of luminous BAT AGN C. Ricci
2018A SOAR/Goodman 2 nights Velocity dispersions of low redshift BAT AGN C. Ricci
AO-16 XMM-Newton 100 ksec Follow-up of CT-AGN from BASS C. Ricci
AO-2 NuSTAR 215 ksec Follow-up of CT-AGN from BASS C. Ricci
AO-2 NuSTAR 30 ksec Follow-up of a peculiar BASS source C. Ricci
P101,P102 VLT/VISIR 75 hours MIR spectroscopy of a complete sample of BAT AGN D. Asmus
2017B APEX/SHFI 25 hours Molecular gas survey of low redshift BAT AGN (0.01<z<0.05) E. Treister
2017 IRAM 150 hours Northern large survey of molecular gas in nearby BAT AGN T. Shimizu
P98, P99 APEX/SHFI 150 hours Molecular gas survey of low redshift BAT AGN (0.01<z<0.05) M. Koss
2016B APEX/SHFI 25 hours Molecular gas survey of low redshift BAT AGN (0.01<z<0.05) E. Treister
AO-16 XMM-Newton 128 ksec Unknown 105-month sources M. Koss
AO-16 XMM-Newton 216 ksec BAT Mergers M. Koss
P101 VLT/X-shooter 29 hours BASS BH measurements B. Trakhtenbrot
2017B Hale/Doublespec 5 nights BASS optical spectroscopy of 70-month and 105-month sample M. Powell, M. Urry
P99 VLT/X-shooter 37 hours BH of obscured AGN for DR2 K. Oh
P99 VLT/FORS2 31 hours BH of unobscured AGN for DR2 K. Oh
P98 VLT/X-shooter 13 hours BH of obscured AGN for DR2 K. Oh
2016 Keck OSIRIS 1 night Study of kpc mergers in BAT AGN M. Koss
P99,P100 VLT/VISIR 111.5 hours MIR spectroscopy of a complete sample of BAT AGN D. Asmus
2016A APEX/SHFI 25 hours Molecular gas survey of low redshift BAT AGN E. Treister
2016A duPont/B&C 10 nights Black hole mass of unobscured AGN for DR2 C. Ricci
2016A Magellan Clay/LDSS3 1 night Redshifts of new 105-month sources C. Ricci
P98 VLT/VISIR 56.5 hours MIR spectroscopy of a complete sample of BAT AGN D. Asmus
2015 Chandra 413 ksec Studying a complete sample of BAT mergers M. Koss
2015 NuSTAR 260 ksec Studying a complete sample of BAT mergers M. Koss
2015 HST/STIS 8 orbits Studying kpc BAT mergers M. Koss
2015 XMM-Newton 172 ksec Compton-thick AGN in the 70-month sample M. Koss
2015 NuSTAR 100 ksec Compton-thick AGN coordinated M. Koss