Welcome to Gemini’s 12 Days of Solstice! This is a joyous countdown to the longest, or shortest (depending on which hemisphere you live in) day of the year. Visit our blog each day from December 10 – December 21 for Gemini-themed crafts, cartoons, playlists, videos and much, much more.
Day 10: A Control Room Tour
Ever wondered how Gemini Observatory operates our 8.1 meter telescopes? Who does the observing? Do they have to sit outside? Does this involve looking through a telescope eyepiece? Now is your chance to solve these mysteries and more! Today, join Public Information and Outreach Intern Sylvia Kowalski on a tour through the Gemini North Base Facility Control Room.
Special thanks to Sabrina Pakzad, Jeff Donahue and Joy Pollard.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Gemini’s 12 Days of Solstice countdown!