Category: Human Interest

Gemini staff activities.

Gemini South Families Do Big Art!

[Español abajo] “A wonderful stress relief therapy session,” is how Gemini South’s Public Information and Outreach staff person Dalma Valenzuela expressed her experience on Saturday. Dalma, along with four of her family members, and three other Gemini staff, participated in a very hands-on art workshop hosted by Colleen McLaughlin Barlow, Gemini South’s current Artist in […]

Bring One, Get One at Gemini South!

As part of the “Bring One, Get One” Student Support Program, Allison Noble, from the University of Toronto, Canada, is participating in observations at the Gemini South telescope this week. Along with observers Ricardo Demarco and Julie Nantais, the team, led by Michael Balogh are using the new Hammamatsu detectors (page 12 & 13 of […]

2014 Gemini “STARS” shine

Each year, since 2011, the Gemini STARS program recognizes one staff-member from each site (Hawai‘i and Chile) who exemplify Gemini’s Working Culture in an outstanding manner. Awardees are nominated by their fellow co-workers based on these standards: Striving for personal and institutional growth Treating others as we want to be treated Acting with integrity in […]

Aloha Akamai

Today the Akamai interns of the Hawai‘i workforce initiative give their presentations at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.  Their original presentation was canceled due to then Hurricane Iselle.  Gemini staff were given the opportunity to hear these presentations ahead of everyone else, and we wish them luck in their talks today, and in their […]

Good Luck Cindy!

Thursday was Gemini North intern Cindy Villamil’s last day with Gemini.  Here is what she had to say about her internship with us. “While I was here I was working on HST (Hubble Space Telescope) images of a galaxy cluster called RXJ0848.6+4453. Mainly I was running and modifying scripts to help me extract and analyze the […]

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