Gemini South Semester 2007A

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The semester calendar shows multi-instrument queue nights, scheduled classical runs and engineering or commissioning blocks. Instruments potentially usable on queue nights are
indicated by the coloured-horizontal bands (see color key below). Note: ToO PIs should always check the "what's available now" pages that are linked from the contents list for
the most up-to-date information. Scheduled classical runs are indicated by the instrument name (or an abbrieviated version) and the last characters of the GS-2007A- program
ID number. Engineering or commissioning that involves one or more instruments is shown in the relevant instrument row(s). New and full moon dates are shown.
Key: GMOS   GNIRS   T-ReCS   engineering  
Phoenix   NICI     FLAMINGOS-2    
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February GMOS               queue queue       queue         February
  GNIRS queue   queue queue  
1 full T-ReCS queue  
  FLAMINGOS-2  
17 new NICI NICI installation NICI comm. NICI comm.  
  other Phoenix C8+C4* C4* C8+C3*                                         Ps  
March GMOS             queue         GS-2007A-C-6 queue       queue       March
  GNIRS queue GS-2007A-C-9 queue       queue        
3 full T-ReCS queue             queue        
  FLAMINGOS-2  
18 new NICI  
  other C2 C7 C1 Phoenix C5                                                  
April GMOS queue       queue   GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue     April
  GNIRS queue       queue   GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue      
2 full T-ReCS queue       queue   GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue      
  FLAMINGOS-2 GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue  
17 new NICI GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue  
  other                 GS Telescope Shutdown Eng. Contingency/queue      
May GMOS queue               queue             queue May
  GNIRS out of service  
2, 31 full T-ReCS queue   Q-38                 queue             queue  
  FLAMINGOS-2  
16 new NICI  
  other                                                                
June GMOS           queue                 queue                     June
  GNIRS out of service  
30 full T-ReCS           queue  
  FLAMINGOS-2  
14 new NICI
  other
July GMOS     queue           queue             queue maintenance     July
29 full T-ReCS       queue             queue        
  Phoenix preventative maintenance mounted on telescope           queue backup  
14 new NICI mounted     day work NICI commissioning  
  other  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
* Phoenix notes, Feb-Mar: Some Phoenix programs will share nights. On the nights of February 1-3, C8 will use the first 1/3 of the night, and C4 will use the latter 2/3. C4 has the entire night of February 4.
Similarly the nights of February 5-7 wil be shared by C8 and C3, with C8 allocated the first 1/3 of the night and C3 the latter 2/3.
* NICI notes: NICI commissioning and campaign science will require removal of TReCS.
* FLAMINGOS-2 notes: FLAMINGOS-2 commissioning will not start in 2007A.
* Engineering contingency nights reserved for April 25-28 will revert to queue if not needed.
Last updated 5-July-2007