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Semester 2007B Time Distribution

Semester 2007B Time Distribution


Gemini North: Time Availability and Distribution

A minimum of 90% of the time will be available for science use on Gemini North in 2007B. This amounts to 166 nights, and includes ~5 nights of "Compensatory Time" to the UK in return for the long-term transfer of Michelle to Gemini, and a Gemini staff allocation.  No additional system verification or demo science time is currently planned for Gemini North in 2007B.  The number of hours allocated to each partner is given in the following table.
Partner Estimated Hours Available
US 652
UK 414
Canada 236
Australia 46
Argentina 39
Brazil 15
Univ. of Hawaii (host)
126
Gemini Staff
130
Total
1658 (=166n)

Gemini South: Time Availability and Distribution

Due to the major instrument commissioning activities continuing on Gemini South in 2007B, a minimum of 75% of the time will be made available for science use, or 138 nights. This fraction includes 18 nights reserved for the start of the NICI Planet Search Campaign, 6 nights for Flamingos-2 (and/or NICI) system verification, and the Gemini staff time allocation.  The number of hours allocated to each partner is given in the following table.

Partner Estimated Hours Available
US 434
UK 266
Canada 107
Australia 47
Argentina 28
Brazil 18
Chile (host) 161
Gemini Staff
80
NICI Campaign Science
180
Flamingos-2 SV
60
Total
1381 (=138n)

Time Adjustments

To maintain overall balance amongst the partnership, the values shown above for both Gemini North and South have been adjusted from the nominal partner shares as a result of actual time charged through 2006B.  Time trades between partners are also included. The time allocations shown here were approved at the Operations Working Group meeting in January 2007.  The number of nights is approximated by int(hours/10). 



Last update 25 February, 2007; B. Rodgers