For the second semester of 2012, 102 proposals were submitted from the SALT partners for observations. The first one submitted was by Daniel Holdsworth of Keele University and the last one submitted was by Mickael Coriat of University of Cape Town. A total of 1413 hours were requested from 739 hours available to observe almost 900 different targets. 12% of the proposal request SALTICAM observations and 95% of the proposal request some RSS observations. Over 78 different principle investigators submitted proposals with 260 co-investigators from 83 different institutions, including 8 different South African institutes.
In these proposals, a wide range of different objects are targeted including 538 different galaxies, 244 stars, 60 planetary nebula, 8 clusters of galaxies, and 30 objects of unknown nature.
The proposals are currently under technical review by the SALT staff. They will then move to the
telescope allocation committees at each partner for scientific review. The allocations of times
should be announced around the 1st of October with the semester beginning on the 1st of Novemeber.