Gemini Observatory: Exploring The Universe From Both Hemispheres
- Gemini Home
- Telescopes and Sites
- Science Observers at Gemini
- Observing With Gemini
- Future Instrumentation & Current Development
- Queue and Schedules
- Chemistry of new metal-poor stars found in the Pristine Survey
- Data and Results
- Gemini Observatory events at the 233th Winter AAS
- Gemini Research Staff
- Semester 2018A Call for Proposals
- Validating TESS Exoplanet Candidates
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This section includes the current queue and classical schedule and the status of previous semester's observations. See the links in the contents list for full details.
See the Science Operations Statistics page for information regarding weather loss, completion rates, efficiency, the effect of observing conditions and instrument configurations requests, and RA distributions for previous semesters.
The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration with two identical 8-meter telescopes. The Frederick C. Gillett Gemini Telescope is located on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i (Gemini North) and the other telescope on Cerro Pachón in central Chile (Gemini South); together the twin telescopes provide full coverage over both hemispheres of the sky. The telescopes incorporate technologies that allow large, relatively thin mirrors, under active control, to collect and focus both visible and infrared radiation from space.
The Gemini Observatory provides the astronomical communities in six participant countries with state-of-the-art astronomical facilities that allocate observing time in proportion to each country's contribution. In addition to financial support, each country also contributes significant scientific and technical resources. The national research agencies that form the Gemini partnership include: the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the Canadian National Research Council (NRC), the Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), the Brazilian Ministério da Ciência, the Argentinean Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Tecnologia e Inovação and the Korea Astronomy and Space Institute (KASI). The observatory is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the NSF. The NSF also serves as the executive agency for the international partnership.
Last Modified: November 12, 2008, admin