Astronomers have embarked on a study of aperiodic optical variability of SXTs, using the Acquisition Camera on the Gemini South telescope, in order to explore the source of the microflares on short timescales.
Henry Roe and collaborators used adaptive optics to study Titan's clouds and the observations have revealed that the southern hemisphere shows more cloud activity than the northern hemisphere.
In late February/early March, staff members completely moved into the new Gemini South Southern Base Facility in La Serena, Chile.
The Gemini Near-infrared Imager (NIRI) has been working reliably and delivering excellent images at wavelengths between 1 and 5 microns.
The tightest orbiting brown dwarf companion ever seen has been discovered orbiting the low mass star LHS 2397a, using adaptive optics on Gemini North.
The three Big Island StarTeachers selected are Kristen Luning of Keaau High School; Alicia Hui of Haili Christian School; and Christine Copes of Waiakea Elementary School. The three Chilean teachers are Carmen Luz Briones, Viviana Calderon and Jenny Opazo.
Violent bush fires ravaging Canberra destroyed most of the facilities at the Stromlo Observatory including Gemini's Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph.
Gemini South Assistant Astronomer Dr. Michael Ledlow has helped confirm the existence of a giant, subatomic particle jet streaming from a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.
Gemini South took delivery of GMOS-S in November 2002 and the facility mid-infrared imager and spectrometer Michelle arrived at Gemini North in the first week of December.
Using PHOENIX on Gemini South, an international team has determined the chemistry in 12 red giant stars spanning masses between 1-4 Msun.
Gemini Observatory honored Dr. Fred Gillett, a pioneer in infrared astronomy, by naming the Gemini North Telescope in his honor at ceremonies at the telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i, November 13, 2002.
Tom Geballe, Francois Rigaut and Jean-Rene Roy of the Gemini Observatory have analyzed the exquisite images obtained with Hokupa'a-QUIRC on the Gemini North Telescope in order to study the unique object IRS-8.
Approximately 110 astronomers will meet in Kona during November 3-8, 2002, to discuss the nucleus of our Milky Way in a conference called "The Central 300 Parsecs."
Canadian Ph. D. student Stephanie Plante and French astronomer Marc Sauvage used OSCIR on Gemini North to image SBS 0335-052 in the mid-infrared at 10.8 and 21 microns.
Michael Ledlow and his collaborators, using GMOS-N, studied the optical counterpart of the submillimeter source, SMMJ09431+4700 that is seen through an intervening galaxy cluster (Abell 851) at redshift 0.41.
Gemini Observatory recently released this unique set of deep optical images obtained during the commissioning and system verification phase of GMOS. The Gemini Deep Field is centered on the z=4 quasar QSO PMN2314+0201.
The CIRPASS observations obtained on Gemini South will allow to measure the filling factor of substructures, and to estimate the level of microlensing in progress.
Observatory Director Dr. Matt Mountain announced today the new Gemini StarTeachers Exchange Program between Hilo and its Sister City of La Serena, Chile - the two host communities of Gemini Observatory.
With funding and support from NSF, Gemini has succeeded in blazing a new Internet pathway which will provide its globally separated twin telescopes with a reliable data transfer connection able to handle the enormous amounts of scientific information created by Gemini's sophisticated instrumentation.
A thirteen-year-old Vancouver, girl's proposal to take a picture ofthe Trifid Nebula by the Gemini Observatory is prompting a closer lookat this star-forming region.