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StarLab Training

3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, September 18th, 2014

UCB 127 – University Classroom Bldg., University of Hawai`i Hilo

Instructors: Janice Harvey & Christine Copes – Gemini Observatory

Gemini Observatory is pleased to offer this opportunity for training on the use of the StarLab Portable Planetarium on September 18th, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with the StarLab, and the accompanying lesson manual.

Gemini North Weather Advisory - Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Sunday (8/10/14) Status:

  • The telescope will be open tonight if fog and humidity clear, expect return to normal operations.

This page will be updated daily with the latest operational status of Gemini North.

Gemini staff, please refer to internal communications for facility/work updates.

Current weather status can be found at the following websites:

Planet-like Object May Have Spent Its Youth as Hot as a Star

Extreme Volcanism: Image Captures one of the Brightest Volcanoes Ever Seen in the Solar System

DD and PW proposals require latest 2014B PIT

Director's Discretionary (DD) time and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the latest 2014B PIT, released today. See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.

Gemini North Back on the Sky Tonight

The Gemini North telescope will resume scientific operations tonight after an unscheduled shutdown due to the failure of a dome shutter drive unit. The Gemini engineering team was able to repair the unit on their original schedule and minimize down-time to Gemini North operations.


The Gemini eNewscast is a monthly electronic distribution of information for users of Gemini Observatory.

eNewscast Archive

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2015-11-16 Gemini e-Newscast #77
2015-10-14 Gemini e-Newscast #76
2015-09-17 Gemini e-Newscast #75
2015-08-13 Gemini e-Newscast #74
2015-07-16 Gemini e-Newscast #73
2015-06-26 Gemini e-Newscast #72
2015-05-22 Gemini e-Newscast #71
2015-04-15 Gemini e-Newscast #70
2015-03-19 Gemini e-Newscast #69
2015-02-24 Gemini e-Newscast #68
2015-01-21 Gemini e-Newscast #67
2014-12-30 Gemini e-Newscast #66
2014-11-18 Gemini e-Newscast #65
2014-10-23 Gemini e-Newscast #64
2014-09-26 Gemini e-Newscast #63
2014-08-22 Gemini e-Newscast #62
2014-07-21 Gemini e-Newscast #61
2014-06-19 Gemini e-Newscast #60
2014-05-21 Gemini e-Newscast #59
2014-04-24 Gemini e-Newscast #58
2014-03-21 Gemini e-Newscast #57
2014-02-14 Gemini e-Newscast #56
2014-01-17 Gemini e-Newscast #55

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2014B Observing Tool released

The 2014B Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the database. Installation instructions are linked off of the Observing Tool web page, and we recommend that everyone download their programs from scratch from the ODBs rather than import from saved XMLs.