Gemini Preprint #7

Management of the Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project

R. Kurz, M Mountain
Gemini 8m Telescopes Project, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson AZ 85719


The Gemini 8-M Telescopes Project is an international partnership of six countries to build and operate two 8-meter telescopes, one on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and one on Cerro Pachon in Chile. The construction phase of the project has demanding scientific requirements, a fixed budget that is tight, and an aggressive schedule. The work is distributed internationally between the Gemini Project Office in Tucson, organizations in the partner countries, and industrial contractors. The project organization and management procedures used to cope with this challenging situation are described. Plans are now being formulated for management of Gemini in the operational phase. The organization proposed to operate Gemini in a cost effective manner is also described.

To appear in Proc. SPIE 2871, "Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow".

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Ruth A. Kneale / / November 15, 1996