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Gemini Telescope on Mauna Kea Named in Honor of Dr. Frederick C. Gillett

November 13, 2002 - Mauna Kea & Hilo, Hawai'i

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Marian Gillett and family

Marian Gillett, right, with her children, Michael Gillett and Danuta Gessner, stand before the plaque which honors her deceased husband, Dr. Fred Gillett, in a naming ceremony of the Gemini North telescope, November 13, 2002, on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. The telescope was officially named "The Frederick C. Gillett Telescope" to honor Dr. Gillett who died in April 2001. Dr. Gillett was instrumental in assuring that the ground-breaking design of Gemini Observatory's twin 8-meter telescopes would be a major scientific contribution to astronomy in the 21st Century.

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