Category: For Everyone

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations Erich!

We are proud to announce that Erich Wenderoth, Gemini’s Science Operations Specialist, has obtained a Master in Physics, Honor Astrophysics, in the Universidad de La Serena. The committee that examined his Thesis Defense said it was at a PhD level and grade it with the maximum distinction. Erich’s thesis titled “Spectroscopy and Photometry of Collisional […]

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