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Gemini Planet Imager (GPI): Cleared for Shipment to Gemini South!

In a milestone statement distributed moments ago by the GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee, Chair Stephen Goodsell announced that GPI is now clear for shipment from the University of California Santa Cruz to Gemini South in Chile.The Committee’s final report is slated for release on July 26th, but a statement sumarizing the results of the review is available now - GPI Review Committee: Final Day Statement  41 KB


Gemini e-Newscast #29 -- March 2, 2011

Quasar feedback measured

The Large and Long Program (LLP)

The Large and Long Program (LLP) opportunity supports programs that generally require significantly more time than a partner typically approves for a single program or extend over two to six semesters. LLPs are expected to promote collaborations from across the parnership’s communities and have a significant scientific impact. The first LLP programs have begun observations in the 2014B semester.


Gemini North Telescope Visit Request Form

Professional and Educational Tours

Gemini North Weather Advisory - Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Sunday (8/10/14) Status:

  • The telescope will be open tonight if fog and humidity clear, expect return to normal operations.

This page will be updated daily with the latest operational status of Gemini North.

Gemini staff, please refer to internal communications for facility/work updates.

Current weather status can be found at the following websites:

Gemini South ODB Offline Aug 6

The Gemini South Observing Database will be offline for several hours on August 6 for hardware maintenance. During this time Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers will be unavailable and web report forms will be offline.

Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star

Extreme Volcanism: Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

"Bring One, Get One” Student Observer Support Program

DD and PW proposals require latest 2014B PIT

Director's Discretionary (DD) time and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the latest 2014B PIT, released today. See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.