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Gemini Users Meeting

March 30, 2009

Gemini is pleased to announce the 2009 Gemini Users Meeting that will be held at Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan, in conjunction with the Joint Subaru/Gemini Science Conference.

The main goal of the Users Meeting is to provide an opportunity for Gemini's community to provide feedback to the Observatory on both short-term operational issues and long-term strategic issues such as future instrumentation.

 

2009 Gemini Users Meeting Agenda

9:30 Welcome (Packham)

I Operations Status and Reports - Chair: TBD

9:35- Queue completion rates and Operational Efficiency (Jørgensen - 30+5)

10:10 - Dataflow Project (Labrie - 15+5)

10:30 - Gemini Publications: Productivity and Impact (Crabtree - 15+5)

10:50 -Break (20)

II Instrumentation / Adaptive Optics Updates - Chair: TBD

11:10 - Altair/LGS (Christou - 10+5)

11:25 - MCAO (Rigaut - (15+5)

11:45 - NICI (TBD - 10+5)

12:00 - GNIRS (Geballe - 10+5)

12:15 - FLAMINGOS-2 (Gomez - 15+5)

12:35-GMOS CCDs (TBD - 5+5)

III Open Discussion 1 - Chair: TBD

12:45 - Moderated Q&A/Discussion

13:25 - Lunch

IV Users Survey - Chair: TBD

15:00 - 2008 Users Survey (Crabtree - 30+5)

V Science Operations Long Range Plan - Chair: TBD

15:35 - Future Science Operations (Crabtree - 15+5)

15:55 - Break (20)

VI Science Long Range Plan - Chair: TBD

16:15 - Future Gemini Instrumentation (Jensen - 25+20)

VII Open Discussion 2 - Chair: TBD

17:00 - Moderated Q&A/Discussion

18:00 - End of Day


Top: Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto

Bottom: Contemporary Kyoto: the Kyoto train station

Organizing Committee

Chris Packam (University of Florida)- CHAIR
Ross McLure (Edinburgh University)
Scrott Croom (University of Sydney)
Chris Willott (National Research Council of Canada)
Dennis Crabtree (Gemini)