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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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DD and PW proposals require 2015A PIT

Director's Discretionary (DD) and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the 2015A PIT. See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.

Gemini’s "Fast Turnaround" Observing Mode is LIVE!

OT Target Name Resolution Offline

The Observing Tool target name search triggered by the magnifying glass button to the right of the target name entry box is currently offline due to a hardware failure at the CADC. We will release an updated OT in February which points to a new server.


Galactic Herding: New Image Brings Galaxy Diversity to Life

Gemini North is now accepting proposals for the first cycle of the Fast Turnaround (FT) pilot program

Gemini North is now accepting proposals for the first cycle of the Fast Turnaround (FT) pilot program. Here, we give information specific to this proposal cycle. Please see the other FT pages - particularly the rules - for general information about the program.

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Semester 2015A

This page provides instructions for completing Phase II Science Programs for all Gemini North and Gemini South instruments. It includes submission details and notes of any procedural changes. Please read this page carefully!



Sensitivity Table (Imaging)

This page presents results from using the GMOS Integration Time Calculator (ITC). The table lists the estimated brightnesses of point sources and uniform surface brightness sources that give a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 5 in a one-hour integration.