Prof. Dr. Alfred Krabbe

Technology Advisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wagner

Deputy SMO Director (Kalifornien)

Dr. Hans Zinnecker


Dr. Thomas Keilig

Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Dr. Dörte Mehlert

Deutsches SOFIA Institut
Pfaffenwaldring 29
70569 Stuttgart

Tel. +49 (0)711/685-62379
Fax +49 (0)711/685-63596



Observation Cycles

SOFIA Observing Cycle 2 German - Proposals deadline has passes

The deadline for SOFIA Cycle 2 proposal submission has passed on June 28. A total of 22 proposals were received. The SOFIA time allocation committee (TAC) will meet on 17 and 18 September 2013 to evaluate and rank these proposals.


SOFIA Observing Cycle 2 German - Call for Proposals

The German Call for Proposals for the SOFIA Observing Cycle 2, which will take place in 2014 has been released. All information is on the Observing Cycle 2 page.


SOFIA Cycle 1 Observations - Time Allocation Commitee Results

We are finally able to post the results of the Time Allocation Committee meeting held on April 16/17 in Stuttgart.

SOFIA Cycle 1 Observations - Phase 1: Call for Proposals

The information necessary for preparing and submitting SOFIA Cycle 1 proposals is available on the SOFIA Cycle 1 German Call for Proposals page.  There you can find the Call for Proposals document and links to the Cycle 1 Observer's Handbook as well as to various tools and preparation examples.

SOFIA Science Demonstration Time - Selected Proposals Announced

Phase 1 of the German Call for Proposals for SOFIA Science Demonstration Time has ended on March 21.

Of the 22 proposals submitted, 18 requested observing time with GREAT and 4 requested observing time with FORCAST.

These proposals have been reviewed for technical feasibility by the DSI and the FORCAST and GREAT instrument teams as well as for scientific merit by an independent review panel. The results of the selection process have been announced, and the list of proposals eligible to enter Phase 2 for SOFIA Science Demonstration can be found here.

SOFIA Science Demonstration Time - Phase I

The information necessary for preparing and submitting SOFIA Science Demonstration Time proposals can be found on the Phase 1 Call for Proposals page. These include links to the Call for Proposals document, the Observer's Handbook and to various tools and tutorials.