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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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Prototype Procurement Models

Gemini is working towards a more flexible approach to instrument procurement that facilitates collaboration, development, and acquisition of new instruments and capabilities within the constraints of our resource budgets.

In November 2014, the Gemini Board reviewed the outline model below and formed a team to develop a more detailed implementation plan. The team's work is ongoing and we expect updates later this year.

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.

Observando los impactos estelares






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.

Block - Schedules

Semester Schedule Overviews
GN 2015A | GS 2015A
GN 2015B | GS 2015B
Queue Summary
GN 2015A | GS 2015A

Seeing Where Stars Collide






Gemini Observatory near-infrared image of the globular cluster Liller 1 obtained with the GeMS adaptive optics system on the Gemini South telescope in Chile.

Updated 2015B OT Released

An updated version of the 2015B Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. A 2015B version is required to communicate with the Observing Databases, and the updated 2015B.1.1.2 version is strongly recommended as it fixes several bugs which were found in the initial release.

Calibrations

To properly reduce GPI observations one must download the proper calibrations. This document describes how the user can download all types of calibrations from the GSA. The user should read the instructions here on how to access the GSA, these instructions are only details on how to access GPI particular data. 

Discovery Harkens to Early Solar System

Figure 1. Image of HD 115600 showing a bright debris ring viewed nearly edge-on and located just beyond a Pluto-like distance to the star. One or more unseen solar system-like planets are causing the disk center (diamond) to be offset from the star's position (cross).

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