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Mask-making Software

The current versions of the GMOS Mask Making software (GMMPS) are v0.402, released in June 2013 for Linux and Mac OS X, and v0.22 for Solaris. Version 0.402 contains some significant interface and algorithm changes to simplify the design process, improve slit placement, and provide support for new GMOS detectors and FLAMINGOS-2. Please use the latest version for your OS for your mask designs.

2014A Call for Proposals Announced

Gemini is now accepting proposals for observing time in Semester 2014A. The submission deadline varies with partner and ranges from THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 TO WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 2013. A new version of the Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released to support proposal submissions.

First Published Science Result from GeMS: “Young Stars Leave the Nest”

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GSA Search and Download Instructions

This page describes how to search and download the baseline calibrations from the GSA. This includes: 

System Verification for GeMS/GSAOI on Gemini South

In August 2012 the Gemini community was invited to propose System Verification (SV) science programs for GeMS/GSAOI. The deadline for proposal submissions was September 14, 2012,. Approximately 60 hours of SV time was available in the 2012B semester. The response from the community was very positive: a total of 28 proposal were received, requesting ~138 hours (an oversubscription factor of 2.3). The PIs of successful SV proposals were notified on October 12, 2012. The GeMS/GSAOI SV observations started at the end of December 2012 and extended to end of March 2013.

Update on the Gemini High-resolution Optical Spectrograph (GHOS)

Gemini has been negotiating with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) for the continued design and construction of the Gemini High-resolution Optical Spectroraph (GHOS).  The AAO has, in turn, been negotiating with KiwiStar, a subcontractor working on the GHOS spectrograph.  Late in July, the Board of KiwiStar's parent company, Callaghan Innovation, met to review and hopefully approve the final contract so GHOS could get underway.

ASTRONOMERS CELEBRATE “CELESTIAL POLLUTION” FROM PERSEID METEOR SHOWER