Gemini South Semester 2008A

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The semester calendar shows multi-instrument queue nights, scheduled classical runs and engineering or commissioning blocks. Instruments potentially usable on queue nights are
indicated by the coloured-horizontal bands (see color key below). Note: ToO PIs should always check the "what's available now" pages that are linked from the contents list for
the most up-to-date information. Scheduled classical runs are indicated by the instrument name (or an abbrieviated version) and the last characters of the GS-2008A- program
ID number. Engineering or commissioning that involves one or more instruments is shown in the relevant instrument row(s). New and full moon dates are shown.
Key: GMOS   T-ReCS   engineering  
Phoenix   NICI     queue backup  
v 1.6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February GMOS                                                           February
7 new T-ReCS                                                    
21 full Phoenix                                       C-6 1st half C-6/C-1 C-1    
  NICI commissioning    
  other                                                            
March GMOS                                                               March
7 new T-ReCS                                             C-4      
21 full Phoenix     prev. maintenance, coldheads                         C-7              
  NICI commissioning    
  other                                                              
April GMOS                           engineering shutdown - A&G maintenance, CRCS, GMOS             April
6 new T-ReCS                                        
20 full Phoenix                                        
  NICI  
  other                                        
May GMOS                                                               May
5 new T-ReCS                   mechanism failure, instrument undergoing repair                          
20 full Phoenix                                                                
  NICI  
  other                                                                
June GMOS                 2nd half queue                                       June
3 new T-ReCS               C-5 1st half nights                                      
18 full Phoenix                 2nd half queue                 C-2                      
  NICI
  other                                                            
July GMOS                                                               July
3 new T-ReCS                                 C-3                              
18 full Phoenix                                                              
  NICI software testing in lab         install tel. commissioning commissioning  
  other                                                                
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Classically scheduled time is indicated with "C-x" referring to the program id, e.g., "C-2" refers to GS-2008A-C-2. All classical time has queue backup scheduled.
NICI notes: NICI commissioning and campaign science blocks are tentative and may be re-scheduled as needed. It is expected that NICI will be mounted on a side port, and so will not require removal of T-ReCS.
Laser commissioning in preparation for the Gemini MCAO System may occur late in the semester, exact dates are to be determined.
Last updated 22-May-2008, B. Rodgers