Gemini South Semester 2008B

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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 colored-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 last characters of the GS-2008B- 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 on the left.
Key: GMOS   T-ReCS   engineering  
Phoenix   NICI     F-2    
v 1.2 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
August GMOS                                                               August
1 new T-ReCS                                                                
16 full Phoenix                                                                
30 new NICI Commissioning    
  other                                                                
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
September GMOS                                                             September
14 full T-ReCS               C-2 C-6                                        
28 new Phoenix                                                              
  NICI Commissioning    
  other                                                              
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
October GMOS C-4                                                   C-5     October
14 full T-ReCS                           engineering shutdown: A&G and T-ReCS maintenance                                    
28 new Phoenix                                                                
  NICI Nighttime tests                       Nighttime test as needed    
  other                                                                
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
November GMOS                                                             November
12 full T-ReCS                                                              
27 new Phoenix                   C-3 C-1                                  
  NICI Comm 2.5n pre-campaign SV  
  other                                                                
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
December GMOS                                                               December
12 full T-ReCS                                                                
26 new Phoenix                                                                
  NICI CAMPAIGN RUN #1
  other                 OT*                                  
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
January GMOS                                                               January
10 full T-ReCS                                                                
25 new Phoenix                                                                
  NICI CAMPAIGN RUN #2  
  other/Flamingos-2 *       *     *     *     *       *                            
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
NICI notes: NICI commissioning and campaign science blocks are tentative and may be re-scheduled as needed. Campaign nights will be run with queue backup.
NICI pre-campaign SV is one full night 18 Nov, second half nights 19-21 Nov, 2.5n in total.
F2 Notes: F2 on-sky AT will not occur in 2008B.
Other notes: All classical nights are scheduled with queue backup.
OT*: 9 Dec is on-sky checkout of 09A OT release
*: 1-20 Jan, time-critical GMOS observations, plus/minus ~1 day
v1.2, 10 Dec 2008, BR
v1.1, 24 October 2008, CC&BR
v1.0, 25 July 2008, BR
Updated 02 June 2008, PLG
Created 22-May-2008 BR