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Future Science at Gemini
New Horizons, New Science, New Tools

How do galaxies form?

How did the cosmic "dark age" end?

How do star and planetary systems form?

How do galaxies form?
These are just a few of the questions that Gemini hopes to answer with our next generation of instrumentation. Learn more about Gemini's ambitious plans for the middle of this decade and beyond here.

Announcements of opportunity for these new instruments can be found here.

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Adaptive Optics Update

newAnnouncement of Opportunity for New Instruments

Announcement of Opportunity for Laser Programs

R&D in sodium laser technologies for adaptive optics in astronomy

  • Request for Proposal N231397 now released. Proposals due date: January 2, 2004 (please contact for details)

Procurement of a 10-20W class sodium laser for the Keck I telescope adaptive optics

  • Foreseen in January 2004

Procurement of a 50W class sodium laser for the Gemini South adaptive optics

  • Foreseen in March 2004

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