Telescope Shutdown at Gemini North and South

Telescope Shutdowns at Gemini North and South Both Completed Both the Gemini North and South telescopes have ended their respective shutdowns. The Gemini South telescope was scheduled from August 16 – 25, which occurred as planned. The Gemini North telescope shutdown was moved from October to August 10 – 31, which is reflected in the updated schedule. […]

Everybody Wants to be a StarLab Educator!

Everybody Wants to be a StarLab Educator! Word is out, and educators are passing on the news about Geminiʻs StarLab Loan Program! Gemini North and South both have portable planetariums available for loan to schools and community groups. Every month the outreach office receives more and more loan requests, however the equipment is only loaned to trained educators who […]

Gemini Scientist Leads Data Reduction Workshop Session

Gemini Scientist Leads Data Reduction Workshop Session Kathleen Labrie, a member of Gemini’s Science User Support Department, presented a hands-on tutorial of Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) imaging data reduction at the Observational Techniques Workshop hosted by the International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO) and the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO). The workshop took place in early May at […]

Capturing “Shocking” Young Stars in N159W

Capturing “Shocking” Young Stars in N159W The world’s most advanced adaptive optics system reveals “shocking” details on star formation in a new image released by the Gemini Observatory. Benoit Neichel of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, worked with PhD student Anaïs Bernard on the research behind the image. Bernard came to Gemini South with Neichel […]

Gemini Announces the Gen 4#3 Request for Proposals

Gemini Announces the Gen 4#3 Request for Proposals The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), on behalf of Gemini Observatory is soliciting proposals to design, fabricate, assemble, test, deliver, and commission the next facility class instrument, Gen 4#3. Gen 4#3 will be a wide-band medium-resolution spectrograph designed to take advantage of the […]