The Gemini Observatory has received NSF funding to support a significant expansion of the internet connection speed between its Mauna Kea observatory, its Hilo headquarters in University Park, and the rest of the world.
Over the past two weeks, the Gemini North telescope near the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea has succeeded in accomplishing several key steps in the completion of this state-of-the-art 8-meter telescope facility.
"Gemini Observatory Update", to appear in Hilo's Tribune Herald , Friday August 7th, by Peter Michaud of the Gemini Public Information and Outreach Office.
The largest single-piece telescope mirror ever to travel to Mauna Kea arrived safely at its final destination, 13,780 feet above sea level, on Sunday, June 28th.
Polishing of the first 8.1-meter blank was successfully completed in early January by REOSC in France. The test results are outstanding and meet or exceed all Gemini specifications for optical performance.
The Australian Academy of Science today welcomed the announcement that Australia is to join the International Gemini Project. Australia will contribute a 5% share through the Australian Research Council.
PPARC announced today that the first Director of the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh will be Dr Adrian Russell.
REOSC Optique has just completed acceptance testing of the first Gemini primary mirror, with excellent results.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Gemini North Telescope Base Facility will take place on June 24, 1997 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo University Park.
On May 13, 1997, the GEMINI II telescope mirror blank, will leave Corning's Canton, N.Y. plant as it makes its way to the port of Ogdensburg for a transatlantic voyage to France for polishing.
The Gemini 8-meter Telescopes Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fred Gillett as the Gemini Project Scientist.
Fifty-five blocks of low-expansion ULE[tm] glass were successfully fused together at Corning's Canton, New York facility today to form the second Gemini primary mirror blank.
Corning Incorporated has completed the first of two 8.1-meter primary mirror blanks for the Gemini Project telescope. The mirror blanks are manufactured by fusing hexagonal pieces of ULE zero-expansion glass in a high-temperature furnace.
Ground-breaking will take place October 6 for the northern telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, followed by an October 22 inauguration for construction of the southern telescope in Cerro Pachon, Chile.