Gemini South Semester 2014A

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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 program ID, e.g., "C-1".
Engineering or commissioning blocks are shown across all rows as no queue execution is expected those nights.  
New and full moon dates are shown on the left.
Key: GMOS   F-2     Canopus   engineering  
GSAOI   GPI    
v1.2 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
February GMOS                                             C-1         C-2       February
14 full GSAOI                   with GeMS                               14 full
  F-2                                                          
  Canopus                   GeMS                                     
  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
March GMOS C-2                                                             March
1 new GSAOI/GPI uplooking port                                 Commissioning        cont.   1 new
16 full F-2                                                 side port install (tbc)   16 full
30 new Canopus                                                               30 new
  Other       <SW release>                       <M1 ENT>                          
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
April GMOS                                                               April
15 full GSAOI               cont. with GeMS         cont.                             15 full
29 new GPI side port (tbc)                                   Early Science - TBC             29 new
  Canopus                 GeMS                                           
  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
May GMOS                                       GMOS removed for CCD swap             May
14 full GSAOI                                     with GeMS                     14 full
28 new GPI/F-2                 Commissioning                                         28 new
  Canopus                                     GeMS                         
  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
June GMOS GMOS in lab                                         reinstalled for daytime testing     June
13 full GSAOI                 with GeMS - tbc                                       13 full
27 new F-2                                                             27 new
  Canopus                 GeMS - tbc                                        
  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
July GMOS < CCD recommissioning, weather permitting, and return to science >                                       July
12 full GPI/GSAOI TBC                                                             12 full
26 new F-2                                                               26 new
  Canopus                                                                
  Other                                                                
Notes:
Instrument change dates are flexible and subject to change.
GSAOI Is available for use only during Laser nights; the June GeMS run is tentative and will depend on weather and queue status at that time
GPI is available for commissioning and early science during indicated blocks only; early science is contingent on March commissioning results
GPI commissioning runs will have queue backup; GeMS runs also are multi-instrument queue
The April/May GPI & GSAOI plans are subject to change pending confirmation of GPI performance on the side port.  If necessary, GPI will be returned to the uplooking port for the April&May runs, alternating with GSAOI.
26 Feb 2014, B. Rodgers
30 Dec 2013, B. Rodgers (moved GeMS and GPI runs in March)
5 Dec 2013, B. Rodgers
Updated, 26 Nov 2013, B. Rodgers
1st draft 20 Nov 2013, B. Rodgers