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Introduction to the Proposal and Observation Process

The normal Gemini proposal process is comprised of two phases:

  • Phase I - an application for time is made to National Time Allocation Committees (NTACs) supported by a scientific and technical justification.
  • Phase II - observations are prepared with the Gemini Observing Tool (OT) software.

Modes of Observation

Recent nightlog summaries GN | GS

Observing Condition Constraints

Telescope Time Charging

What to expect once your observations are in the queue

Current Instrument Configurations

Announcements for Semester 2016A

Announcements for Semester 2015B


Previous Semesters

Instructions for Visitors