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Queue Summary : Semester 2000QS (QuickStart)

The 2000QS queue shown in the table below summarises the programs that have been awarded time on Gemini North for QuickStart service observing. The blocked observing schedule indicates the likely blocks for QuickStart observations. As a reminder, all capabilities are made available on a shared-risks basis.

The queue is constructed from the ranked list of proposals of each National TAC using the merging sequence and is divided into four scientific ranking bands (SRBs; jump directly to band 1, band 2 or band 3). Several proposals have multiple occurrences as they were sub-divided by the relevant NTAC. Only the first three bands are shown in the table. Within each band, all proposals are assumed to have equal scientific merit and have been sorted by PI name for convenience. The choice of which observation within which program to execute next depends on the match to current observing conditions, the balance of each partner's usage and other factors such as future accessibility, whether a program has been started etc. (see a detailed discussion in Puxley 1997; Gemini Preprint #19). The aim is to exhaust band 1 (highest ranked) programs before moving onto band 2 and so on. An observation in band 1 that does not require the best conditions will nevertheless be executed in preference to a band 2 observation even if the latter is a better match. Thus the likelihood of execution decreases from band 1 through to band 4. Bands 1 through 3 fill the nominal time available (excluding weather loss). Programs in band 4 overfill the queue and provide further flexibility with respect to weather conditions and foreseen or unforeseen problems.

Each program has been assigned a Gemini Contact Scientist (CS) who is the point of contact between the Observatory and the Principal Investigator and is responsible for defining the detailed configuration and observing sequences and for overseeing data quality assessment. During this phase of early science use these are largely manual processes and therefore the SRBs are also used to prioritise program preparation and user support. Initially only programs in the top two SRBs will be prepared for observation.

caution Note that individual SRBs will not be in detailed balance with respect to partner shares. Aggregating over two or more bands generally provides an equitable distribution of queue loading (in hours, not in the number of proposals). Additional flexibility is available when executing observations to balance the partner usage of time. The intent is to achieve balance over 2 or 3 semesters, not a single semester.

The columns in the table are:
Ref #: Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI: name of Principal Investigator.
Partner: partner or country to which time will be charged (US, UK, CA=Canada, AU=Australia, CH=Chile, AR=Argentina, BR=Brazil, UH=University of Hawaii (host), GS=Gemini staff).
Title: the title of the program.
Instrument: Hokupa'a/QUIRC or OSCIR for 2000QS.
Status: the execution status of the program (blank field = not yet in preparation, "in prep" = Phase II preparation of detailed observation desciptions underway; "started" = executed one or more observations; "continued" = additional data taken for a started program; "data in QA" = data undergoing pre-ship quality assessment; "data sent" = data for one or more observations and calibrations sent to PI; "done" = program complete).
Update: the date when the status information was last updated.

Scientific Ranking Band 1
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Status Update
GN-2000QS-Q-1 Allen US Revealing the youngest protostars in the nearest young cluster OSCIR in prep 13-Aug-00
GN-2000QS-Q-2 Baker UK The Nature of Damped Lyman alpha Absorbers, and Quasar Environments Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-3 Barba AR Massive stars in NGC 604: where is the next generation? [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-57] Hokupa'a in prep 13-Aug-00
GN-2000QS-Q-4 Chun GS Imaging of Low Redshift QSO Damped Lyman-alpha Absorption Line Systems Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-5 Croom AU Typical AGN host galaxies at the epoch of galaxy formation Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-6 Dottori BR Circumnuclear Structures in the Interacting Seyfert Galaxy NGC1241 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-40] Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-7 Feldman CA Mid-Infrared Observations of Bright SCUBA Sources in MSX Infrared-Dark Clouds OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-8 Frogel US The Stellar Content of M33's Bulge Revealed with Deep IR Imaging Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-9 Jensen GS Measuring Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations with Hokupaa Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-10 Jewitt UH AO Imaging of Circumstellar Disks Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-11 Kavelaars CA Hot dust as a probe of planetary disks, observations of Epsilon Eridani OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-12 Kochanek US Astrometry of the PKS1830-211 Gravitational Lens [duplicate of GN-2000QS-Q-24] Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-13 Kwok CA High-Resolution Mid-IR Imaging of Emission Features in Carbon-Rich Proto-Planetary Nebulae OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-14 Lopez CH Identifying the CIV absorbers in the lines of sight to the double QSO HS 1216+5032 Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-15 Luhman US A Search for Newborn Planets Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-16 Mendes de Oliveira BR Tidal Dwarf Galaxy Candidates in Stephan's Quintet Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-17 Mirabel AR Gamma-ray Bursts as a Cosmic Window for Star Formation and Galaxy Evolution Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-18 Pastoriza BR Near IR imaging of the nuclear region of NGC 7626 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-43] Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-19 Roche UK The bottom of the IMF: a pencil beam search for Planetary Mass Objects in Orion Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-20 Still US High resolution imaging of magnetically-propelled ejecta from the accreting binary star AE Aquarii Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-21 Storchi-Bergmann BR The Nature of the Mid-IR Emission in Radio-Galaxies: Cygnus A, a Test Case OSCIR in prep 13-Aug-00
Scientific Ranking Band 2
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Status Update
GN-2000QS-Q-22 Abraham CA Deep IR Imaging of Extremely Red Objects in the LCIR Survey Hokupa'a in prep 13-Aug-00
GN-2000QS-Q-23 Boroson US QSO Host Galaxies: The Link to Nuclear Properties Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-24 Courbin CH A sharp look at the obscured Einstein ring PKS 1830-211 [duplicate of GN-2000QS-Q-12] Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-25 Fajardo-Acosta US Probing Newly Discovered Exozodiacal Vega-type Dust OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-26 Garnavich US Host Galaxies of High Redshift Supernovae Hokupa'a in prep 13-Aug-00
GN-2000QS-Q-27 Hartmann US Probing dusty protostellar binaries in the mid-IR OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-28 Jameson UK A search for planets and brown dwarfs in the Pleiades Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-29 Jorgensen GS Stellar populations of the E+A galaxy in Abell 665 Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-30 Mardones CH Mid-Infrared Observation of Northern Hot Molecular Cores OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-31 Plante CA Very Young Super Star Cluster in SBS 0335-052 OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-32 Puxley GS Mid-IR imaging of dusty super star clusters and their bolometric luminosities OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-33 Reipurth US Multiplicity and Circumstellar Structure of Deeply Embedded Herbig-Haro Energy Sources OSCIR data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-34 Serjeant UK Mid-infrared photometry of the prototypical hyperluminous galaxy IRAS F10214+4724 OSCIR data sent 15-Dec-00
GN-2000QS-Q-35 Stockton UH Adaptive Optics Imaging of the Radio Galaxy 3C68.2 Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-36 Tully UH Tip of the Red Giant Branch at Kp in External Galaxies Hokupa'a in prep 13-Aug-00
GN-2000QS-Q-37 Tully UH Tip of the Red Giant Branch at Kp in External Galaxies Hokupa'a in prep 13-Aug-00
Scientific Ranking Band 3
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Status Update
GN-2000QS-Q-38 Balick US Evolution & Expansion Parallax of Planetary Nebulae Hokupa'a data sent 19-Mar-01
GN-2000QS-Q-39 Barbá AR The Stellar and Interstellar Environment of Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-40 Carranza AR Circumnuclear Structures in the Interacting Seyfert Galaxy NGC 1241 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-6] Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-41 Courbin CH High resolution imaging at 2.2 microns of the nuclear structure of NGC1068 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-61] Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-42 Diaz BR The Structure of Nova Shells Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-43 Donzelli AR Near IR imaging of the nuclear region of NGC 7626 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-18] Hokupa'a data sent 1-Nov-00
GN-2000QS-Q-44 Efstathiou UK A search for dust features in the mid-infrared spectra of PG quasars OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-45 Geballe GS Spatially resolved mid-infrared spectra of the nucleus of NGC1068 OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-46 Gledhill UK Imaging Superwind Shells in Proto-Planetary Nebulae at 10 and 18 microns OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-47 Jorgensen GS Deep IR study of the candidate galaxy cluster around Q0835+580 at z=1.5 Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-48 Lipari AR Galaxies/QSOs with Extreme IR and FeII Emission (IR Imaging) Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-49 Lucas UK Adaptive Optics imaging of embedded Young Stellar objects Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-50 Marleau UK Stellar Populations in the Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy M32 Resolved with AO Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-51 Minniti CH AO near-IR observations of 4C41.17 at z=3.8: a massive galaxy in formation ? Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-52 Moffat CA Resolving Cool Dust Ejecta Around Carbon-Rich Wolf-Rayet Stars OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-53 Morris CA Mid IR Observations of High Star Formation Rate Galaxies OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-54 Pellerin CA Young Stellar Populations in Barred Spiral Galaxies: the Starburst-AGN Connection OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-55 Puxley GS Reddening of young blue star clusters in NGC1275 Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-56 Rodrigues BR Mid-IR spectroscopy of the proto-planetary nebula Hen 3-1475 OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-57 Rubio CH Massive stars in NGC 604: where is the next generation? [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-3] Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-58 Sanders UH Identification of the Far-IR Extragalactic Background Population Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-59 Takamiya GS Ages of sub-kiloparsec structures of galaxies at 0.3<z<1 Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-60 Tully UH Tip of the Red Giant Branch at Kp in External Galaxies Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-61 Veran CA High resolution imaging at 2.2 microns of the nuclear structure of NGC1068 [joint proposal with GN-2000QS-Q-41] Hokupa'a    
GN-2000QS-Q-62 Woodward US Origins of Disks & Protoplanetesimals Using Silicate Mineralogy OSCIR    
GN-2000QS-Q-63 Woodward US Origins of Disks & Protoplanetesimals Using Silicate Mineralogy OSCIR    

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Last update March 19, 2001; Phil Puxley