Overview

San Francisco, California July 17-20, 2012

The regular Gemini Science and User Meeting provided an opportunity for the international Gemini community to discuss current results and plan for the future. A wide range of science from Gemini was presented, with a particular focus on exoplanets, supermassive black holes, and high-redshift galaxies. Early results from new capabilities, including the Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GeMS) was presented. Special workshop sessions were held to discuss future instrumentation and plans for Gemini, along with a users' meeting session to identify current needs.

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