Gemini South Semester 2009B

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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 colored-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 last characters of the GS-2008B- 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 on the left.
Key: GMOS   T-ReCS   engineering  
Phoenix   NICI     F-2       in commissioning
v1.3 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
August GMOS                                     C-4                         August
5 full T-ReCS/NICI                                                                
20 new Phoenix                                                                
  Flamingos-2  
  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
September GMOS                                                               September
4 full T-ReCS/NICI       C-8   C-3                             engineering shutdown          
18 new Phoenix C-5                                                   M2, A&G and GMOS maintenance          
  Flamingos-2   port 1 onsky AT                    
  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
October GMOS                                         C-7                     October
4 full T-ReCS/NICI       engineering shutdown                                   * * * *       campaign block  
17 new Phoenix       M2, A&G and GMOS maintenance                                           C-2            
  Flamingos-2                  
  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
November GMOS                       C-1         C-6                           November
2 full T-ReCS/NICI campaign block w/queue                                                          
16 new Phoenix                                                              
  Flamingos-2                                             port 5 onsky AT       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
December GMOS                                                               December
2 full T-ReCS/NICI campaign block w/queue                                                      
16 new Phoenix                                                                
31 full Flamingos-2                                                              
  other   <OT release?>                                                      
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
January GMOS                                                               January
30 full T-ReCS/NICI       campaign block w/queue                                         Q-75 Q-49  
15 new Phoenix                                                                
  Flamingos-2                                         commissioning in queue  
  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
Notes:
Flamingos-2: Will be mounted on port 1 (up-looking) for on-sky Acceptance Tests, then mounted on port 5 (side) for final on-sky Acceptance test and commissioning. No SV is expected in 2009B. Exact dates are subject to change.
*NICI will be moved to port 1 (up-looking) in late October or early November. Exact dates for the move, and port 1 commissioning, are TBD.
Laser commissioning is contingent on laser delivery.
Modified 1 Feb 2010 B. Rodgers
Modified 30 Sep 2009 B. Rodgers
Modified 26 Jun 2009 B. Rodgers
Modified 08 Jun 2009 C. Winge
Created 18-May-2009 BR