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Gemini Aims ‘The Cannon’ at Faster Spectral Analysis!

“The Cannon” Spectral Modeling Recently, Gemini South hosted a mini-workshop about a new data-driven method for spectral modeling named “The Cannon.” Anna Ho from Caltech led the session with coordination by Gemini Assistant Scientist, Blair Conn and Richard Lane, from Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC). The Cannon is fast, requires no physical models, and achieves comparable […]

Gemini Probes Milky Way’s Dark Matter Halo

Many properties of the Milky Way halo, like its mass, are not well known, and not all the mass is even ordinary matter. Direct measurements of the proper motions of objects in the halo can disentangle properties that are otherwise undistinguished, and these observations of dwarf galaxies and globular clusters also provide insight into the […]

Gemini spots Rosetta on its way back to the Sun

In March 2004, Europe’s comet chaser Rosetta launched when an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from Kourou in French Guiana. Its destination: a periodic comet known as Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. More than 10 years passed before the mission experts can celebrate perihelion – the closest point to the Sun along the comet’s orbit. This event was held […]

Science Data Available from GRACES

The first data from Gemini Remote Access to CFHT ESPaDOnS Spectrograph (GRACES) is now available. GRACES is the result of a cooperation between the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), Gemini, and NRC-Herzberg (Canada) to deliver high-resolution spectroscopy across the optical region via a fiber-optic feed from Gemini to CFHT. In order to help users familiarize themselves with […]

IAU2015 NSF Presentations from Gemini

At the International Astronomical Union (IAU) General assembly 2015, Gemini’s Markus Kissler-Patig, Nancy A. Levenson, and Scot J. Kleinman are presenting talks on the future of science, instrumentation, and operations at Gemini Observatory. These talks will center around scientific highlights, new operations approaches, and new instruments and initiatives. Markus Kissler-Patig is scheduled to speak on Thursday, […]

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