Category: For Astronomers

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 […]

TBAD is installed at both Gemini Telescopes

The Transponder-Based Aircraft Detector (TBAD) is now successfully installed at both Gemini telescopes. The system is currently being integrated into the Laser Guide Star (LGS) systems at each telescope. The purpose of this system is to protect aircraft from accidental illumination during laser guide star adaptive optics operation. To learn more about TBAD at Gemini see […]

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 […]

2014B STAC Report & Gemini Board Resolutions

The latest report of the Gemini’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) and the Gemini Board Resolutions are now available to view at: &

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