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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

Quasar feedback measured

Gemini North ODB offline September 2

The Gemini North Observing Database will be offline for ~2 hours for emergency hardware maintenance starting at 9:30 am HST. During this time Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers will be unavailable. Please check this site for further announcements.

Previous GMOS-S Gain and Read Noise Values

E2V detectors (Sep 1 2006 - May 19 2014)

 

2015A Call for Proposals Announced

Gemini is now accepting proposals for observing time in Semester 2015A. The submission deadline varies with partner and ranges from THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 to WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1, 2014. A new version of the Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released to support proposal submissions.

StarLab Current Events

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 Telescope Visit Request Form

Professional and Educational Tours

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:

Gemini South ODB Offline Aug 6

The Gemini South Observing Database will be offline for several hours on August 6 for hardware maintenance. During this time Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers will be unavailable and web report forms will be offline.