The Gemini South observing database will be offline starting on either March 27 or 28 due to the shutdown resulting from the recent Chilean rainstorms. It is currently not known when the database will be back online. Please check the Gemini web site for further announcements. While the database is offline Gemini South users will not be able to sync programs or transfer files with the Observing Tool. Also, the Gemini South DSS image server will not be available.
PIs who are designing masks should email or find alternative ways (eg. cloud file services) to transfer their ODF and other files to their NGO and staff contacts for the time being.
The Gemini North observing database and operations will not be affected.