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Safety First at Gemini!

Gemini’s day crews in Chile and Hawai‘i ensure that nighttime operations run smoothly. Of course some of the work involves potentially dangerous situations and this is why Gemini regularly schedules special safety training courses for high-risk work activities. The engineering group at Gemini South recently participated in several special training courses coordinated by the Safety Group. […]

Gemini-Korea Collaboration Studies Late Stages of Stellar Lives

  The Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is supporting a three-year research program led by Hee-Won Lee (Sejong University) and Rodolfo Angeloni (Gemini Observatory) to study the late stages of stellar evolution. In addition to advancing the fundamental understanding of these systems, the program will help train the next generation of astronomers and […]

In-Situ Wash: Mirror Cleaning at Gemini South

In-Situ Wash Periodically, the primary mirrors of both Gemini telescopes need to be cleaned. The day crew at the Gemini South telescope perform this task regularly (Gemini North’s primary mirror does not receive as much dust, and does not require cleaning as frequently). In Chile, the in-situ washing happens twice a year and involves as many […]

Former Gemini Intern Receives Fellowship

Former Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) intern at Gemini South (and Virginia Tech student) Alex Gagliano is a recipient of the Wayne and Claire Horton Fellowship . The fellowship provides support for Alex to travel to Gabon, West Africa, where he plans to help develop astronomy programs for teachers to use in their classes. […]

Flamingos-2 — Ready for Action!

Flamingos-2 Prepares for a Date with the Universe After a series of updates (and maintenance) to further improve performance, the mid-infrared imager and spectrograph Flamingos-2 (F2) is back on the Gemini South telescope in preparation for queue observations. Gemini scientists, engineers, and technicians worked in collaboration at the Cerro Pachón instrument lab over the last […]

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