Science Operations

General Announcements

Science Operations Announcements

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Observing With Gemini

Calls for Proposals
2014B | 2014A
Observing Modes
Links to information regarding queue, target of opportunity, classical, director's discretionary, and poor weather observing time.
Phase I
Overview of the proposal process and links to the Gemini Phase I Tool (PIT)
Phase II
For principal investigators with accepted programs. Instructions and tutorials for defining observations with the Observing Tool (OT)
Current Instrument Configurations
Instruments on Gemini North and Instruments on Gemini South.

Visiting Gemini

Visitor's Guides
Instructions for visitors to Gemini North and Gemini South
Feedback Forms
For classical and queue observers

Instruments

Current Gemini Instruments
Gemini North: Altair | GMOS-North | GNIRS | NIFS | NIRI
Gemini South: FLAMINGOS-2 | GeMS | GMOS-South | GPI | GSAOI
Integration Time Calculators
Calculate exposure times for Gemini instruments
Future Instrumentation at Gemini
Description of current instrument development and processes used to plan new instruments

Telescopes and Sites

Weather
Weather conditions at Gemini North and South
Observing Condition Constraints
Guidelines on Image Quality (IQ), Cloud Cover (CC), Water Vapor (WV), and Sky Background (SB)

Schedules

Semester Schedule Overviews
GN 2014A | GS 2014A
Queue Summary
GN 2014A | GS 2014A
Status of the queue for the current semester
Classical Schedules
Current semester schedules for classical observers and programs

Data and Results

Gemini Science Archive
Hosted by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
Gemini IRAF Packages
Updates on current IRAF packages, important announcements, and downloads
Gemini Publications
Science publications written by Gemini users and staff.
Science Operations Statistics
Completion rates for queue programs, open shutter efficiency, weather losses and other statistics related to operations at both telescopes
Data Reduction User Forum
User-supported location for trading ideas, scripts and best practices, and taking part in user-driven public discussions of data reduction processes and strategies.

Helpdesk

Gemini Helpdesk