Category: For Everyone

Annual Viaje al Universo Program Begins In Chile!

Gemini’s annual local community outreach program begins today in Chile, with thousands of local residents, students and teachers expected to join in the educational fun! Watch for more updates throughout the week, but for now, enjoy this sampling of the program’s opening events.

Hurricane Ana Likely Passing to the South of the Big Island

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ana appears to be headed on a trajectory to the south of Hawaii. Because the impact on the Big Island is still uncertain, the Gemini Base Facility will remain open on Friday afternoon, but staff will be allowed to leave in order to prepare for the storm’s possible impact. The Mauna Kea summit […]

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 […]

2014B Gemini North Planned Shutdown

This week Gemini North began a regularly scheduled shutdown. This annual engineering shutdown allows time to perform maintenance and repairs on the telescope and all of its systems. Specific work will include maintenance and improvements of the Acquisition and Guiding module, the Cassegrain wrap, and other instruments; the information systems group will also upgrade the […]

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 […]

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