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The GNAO project has made remarkable progress in the first year of the NSF award. GNAO held a conceptual Design Review, September 26th and 27th 2019 in Hilo, HI. Interested vendors attended to learn more about the project, gain an understanding of future opportunities and attend a special question and answer session on the AURA Gemini procurement process.
The main subsystems of GNAO are described in the following:
In early November, the GEMMA (Gemini in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy) project brought together science communications professionals to explore the unique opportunities and challenges of communicating Multi-Messenger and Time-Domain Astronomy, two rapidly growing fields in astronomy. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, this communications summit hosted more than 30 participants for two days at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, an AURA-managed facility.
Read all about it here: http://ow.ly/VCTU50xgmOx
The group of approximately 30 communicators attending the GEMMA Communications Summit held on November 7–8 2019 in Baltimore, USA. At the back (L–R) are: Martin Hendry (LIGO), Richard Terrile (JPL), Christine Pulliam (STScI/NASA), Swati Sureka (NSF), Matthew Dudley (Johns Hopkins University), Ivy Kupec (NSF), Peter Edmonds (Chandra/NASA), Janice Harvey (NSF’s OIR Lab/Gemini), Dave Finley (NRAO), Iris Nijman (NRAO), Joshua Chamot (NSF), Robert Hurt (Caltech/IPAC), Elizabeth Landau (JPL), Gordon Squires (TMT), Whitney Clavin (Caltech), Shari Lifson (AURA), Ethan Siegel (Blogger, Forbes), Megan Watzke (Chandra/NASA), Ranpal Gill (LSST), Amanda Kocz (GMT), Peter Michaud (holding NSF logo, NSF’s OIR Lab/Gemini), Janesse Brewer (facilitator, 23.4 Degrees), Ray Villard (STScI/NASA), John Blakeslee (NSF’s OIR Lab/Gemini) Front (L–R): Lars Lindberg Christensen (NSF’s OIR Lab), Rick Fienberg (AAS), Pamela Gay (PSI), Heidi Hammel (AURA), Chris Davis (NSF). Missing are Nancy Levenson (STScI) and Hussein Jirdeh (STScI/NASA). Credit: NSF’s OIR Lab/NSF/AURA