Category: For Astronomers

Gemini Instrument Feasibility Studies Request for Proposals

On the 31st October Gemini Observatory will host an interactive remote Bidders Conference for participates to learn more about the GIFS RfP.

A Pair of Stellar Corpses Surrenders Secrets

Mukremin Kilic of the University of Oklahoma, led a team that observed a unique, very close pairing of stellar corpses that have very different evolutionary histories: a white dwarf and a pulsar. The Gemini data that Kilic et al. acquired is the basis for a recently accepted paper (pending publication) in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gemini Frontier Fields Data Released

The first dataset from the Gemini Frontier Fields is now available to our user community. This strong lensing galaxy cluster is now also available in the near-infrared Ks-band at exceptionally high spatial resolution using the Gemini South multi-conjugate adaptive optics system. Click through for more information: Gemini Frontier Field: First Data Now Available.    

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