“Bring One Get One” on deep space survey

Bring One, Get One Continues! Gemini is helping Australian scientists study the secrets of the early universe through our “Bring One, Get One” support program. Dr. Sarah Sweet, an early Career Researcher from Australian National University, is one of many “BOGOs” who’ve taken advantage of this program by observing as part of  team at the Gemini South telescope. Her […]

Gemini Staff Mentor Undergraduates

Gemini’s science staff have a long-history of mentoring students participating in the REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) and the PIA ( Práctica en Investigación en Astronomía) programs in a partnership with the Cerro-Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. The examples on this page highlight recent intern/mentor-ships at Gemini South. Gemini staff astronomer Bryan Miller helps […]

Data Center Upgrades: Behind the Scenes

Racks and Heat “High-availability networks are key in ensuring that Gemini’s daytime and nighttime operations run dependably and efficiently.  Quite simply, the fault of a single network device should never impact Gemini’s exploration of the universe!  The same holds true for planned maintenance cycles. The new fault-tolerant core network infrastructure now provides us flexibility when […]

GPI on Campaign

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is currently completing the last campaign observing run of the 2014-B semester, delivering excellent data to Gemini’s planet hunter community. During this last run it is expected to observe about 40 young stars looking for planets orbiting these stars, as part of the GPI Exoplanet Survey. Instrument performance is meeting expectations, and […]

Great Data from GeMS!

Despite weather constrains and limitations in laser power, the Gemini Muti-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Systems (GeMS) recently completed a successful run, delivering lots of great data for users. According to Gemini astronomer Rodrigo Carrasco, the adaptive optics performance was good and uniform in the entire Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI) field of view. The resolution varied between 65 […]