Gemini Preprint #37

The Gemini 8m Telescopes

C.M. Mountain, F.C. Gillett, J. Oschmann
Gemini 8m Telescopes Project, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson AZ 85719


This paper briefly reviews the scientific rationale and scientific systems approach used by the Gemini 8M Telescopes Project in the design, construction and operations of the Gemini telescopes. We report on the progress of the telescopes on both Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Cerro Pachon Chile, give an updated schedule and describe some of the science operations concepts and planning that is going into the Gemini Observatory. In addition, at the end of this paper we give a full bibliography of Gemini papers presented at the numerous sessions of the 1998 SPIE meeting in Kona.

Appears in Proc. SPIE 3352, "Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes".

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Ruth A. Kneale / / May 1, 1998