Gemini News Archive

Project Scientist Named for International Gemini Project

The Gemini 8-meter Telescopes Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fred Gillett as the Gemini Project Scientist.

Second Gemini Mirror Blank Fused

Fifty-five blocks of low-expansion ULE[tm] glass were successfully fused together at Corning's Canton, New York facility today to form the second Gemini primary mirror blank.

Corning Completes Gemini Large Telescope Mirror Blank

Corning Incorporated has completed the first of two 8.1-meter primary mirror blanks for the Gemini Project telescope. The mirror blanks are manufactured by fusing hexagonal pieces of ULE zero-expansion glass in a high-temperature furnace.

October Inauguration for Giant Gemini "Twin" Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile

Ground-breaking will take place October 6 for the northern telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, followed by an October 22 inauguration for construction of the southern telescope in Cerro Pachon, Chile.