Stunning Photos from Maunakea

A Breathtaking Year-Round View of the Skies Michael J. West, Deputy Director for Science at Lowell Observatory and former Head of Operations at Gemini South, recently published A Sky Wonderful with Stars: 50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea. This stunning book gives readers a glimpse of the sky through photo essays of Maunakea, revealing […]

Solar Panel Installation Begins at Gemini North

Installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roof of the Gemini North building on Maunakea is now well underway. Gemini’s head mechanical engineer Chas Cavedoni is managing the project with assistance from Steve Hardash, Gemini’s head of engineering operations. Hardash reports that the panels are expected to generate about 10% of the power required […]

2015 AURA Service Awards

2015 AURA Service Awards SCIENCE AWARD Nominee: Chad Trujillo in recognition of his research on Kuiper Belt Objects Gemini is pleased to nominate Chad Trujillo, Astronomer at Gemini North, for the AURA Science Award. Chad’s research concentrates on the Solar System and its distant reaches, including Kuiper Belt Objects. He is an active scientist and recognized expert […]

Students Transform Gemini Data Into Beautiful Images

Live From Gemini – Oahu Live from Gemini is a video field trip where students visit the Gemini control rooms and learn about humanity’s exploration of the universe. In this “special edition” of the program, co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, students from Honolulu’s Kapolei High School used real Gemini data to create […]

AstroDay 2015!

  AstroDay 2015 Please enjoy these highlights from AstoDay 2015 in Hilo!