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Gemini North Instructions
Sunset Over Gemini North, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
The Gemini offices in Hilo are located at:
Northern Operations Center
670 N. A'ohoku Place
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States
Phone: (+1) 808 974 2500
Fax: (+1) 808 974 2589
See a map of the local area.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR A GEMINI NORTH OBSERVING RUN
When approval has been given and time allocated, the Principal Investigator (P.I.) of the observing team will be notified by his or her National Gemini Office.
The P.I. or observer should then complete the following forms and forward them by email attachment, fax or mail, to Adrienne.
Please download and submit the following forms for observing from the Base Facility:
- Emergency Contact Information (PDF) – complete and return
- Liability Notice (PDF) – complete and return
IMPORTANT: These documents MUST be completed and returned to Gemini by mail, fax or email attachment (Word, Excel, scanned PDF, JPG or PNG) at least four weeks in advance of your visit.
Visiting astronomers are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, including airline tickets, visas, insurance, car rentals, and hotels. In preparation for your visit, please review the Gemini North Visitors Guide, which includes a list of hotels and car rental agencies, plus maps and information about Hilo and Hawaii Island (the Big Island). This guide also includes safety information on driving to Hale Pohaku, preparing for the summit of Mauna Kea, and Night Shift procedures. A Gemini Travel Coordinator can assist with local arrangements if assistance is needed.
ARRIVING AT GEMINI NORTH
Before you arrive at Gemini North, please contact Adrienne Notley for your safety and operations orientation. A safety briefing and computer virus scan are required and will be arranged prior to your visit.
AFTER YOUR OBSERVING RUN
We’d like to know how everything went. Please complete and submit a Feedback form:
Papers containing data from the Gemini telescopes should include the appropriate acknowledgment. Please see Acknowledging Gemini for more information.
Please read the Gemini image/Video Usage Policy if you wish to use Gemini images and videos.
Please let us know when you’ve written a paper based on data collected from the Gemini telescopes. See the Gemini Publications page for more information.