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US Government Shutdown and Potential Impact on the Gemini Observatory

As the US government goes into its second week of shutdown, Gemini Observatory remains solvent with operational funds secure until at least the end of October. Beyond that timeframe we are actively pursuing, and are confident that we will identify, alternate methods to assure sufficient operational funding to continue all functions of the observatory until the government shutdown is resolved. 

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