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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

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Gemini North ODB offline July 28

The Gemini North observing database will be offline Tuesday July 28 from 10-11am HST while we perform infrastructure maintenance.

During this time the following services will be unavailable:

  • Phase I Tool guide star probability queries
  • Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers (Gemini North programs only)
  • Observing Tool non-sidereal target queries (Gemini North programs only)
  • Please check this site for further announcements.

    Gemini Studies a Plethora of Brown Dwarfs Candidates

    Figure 1. NIR Spectral type histogram of all known low-gravity dwarfs and those presented in this work. Green bars delimited by dashed lines represent the known population prior to BASS, purple bars delimited by dash-dotted lines represent known dwarfs for which low-gravity features were identified here for the first time, and orange bars delimited by solid lines represent new discoveries from BASS.

    Gemini North HBF Photo-Voltaic Array Power System Installation RFB

    As part of Gemini’s comprehensive energy savings initiative, Gemini North Telescope Facility (GN) seeks to install a 94.8 kW, net-energy metered photo-voltaic power system on the GN support building located at the Hilo Base Facility in Hilo, Hawaii. The proposed PV system consists 378 modules having a DC capacity of 260 W per module (98.28 kW DC total) and 4 decentralized inverters having a rated AC capacity of 24 kW AC per inverter (94.8 kW AC total). The system shall be configured in a 480 volt 3-phase arrangement.

    Special proposals require 2015B PIT

    In preparation for the start of 2015B, all new Fast Turnaround (FT), Director's Discretionary (DD) time, and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the 2015B Phase I Tool (PIT). See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.

    Gemini South database online - GS 15B Phase 2 deadline July 21

    The Gemini South observing database is back online after the shutdown due to the July 12 snowstorm. 

    The Phase 2 deadline for 2015B Gemini South programs is now the end of the workday on Tuesday, July 21.

    Please submit a Helpdesk ticket if you have any problems or questions.

    NGC 2346: A COSMIC BUTTERFLY’S DELICATE WINGS

    THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL OPTICAL ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.
    http://www.noao.edu/news/2015/pr1503.php

    Gemini Feasibility Study (GIFS) Update

    In April 2015, Gemini proudly announced the launch of four instrument feasibility studies. These studies were selected in response to the GIFS Request for Proposals (RfP) relased in September 2014.

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    Imagen en el infra-rojo cercano del cúmulo globular Liller1 obtenida con el sistema de óptica adaptiva GeMS en el telescopio de Gemini Sur, en Chile.