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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2018B GS

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on GS. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.

The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
GS-2018B-Q-401 Weidmann AR Searching for white dwarfs in planetary nebulae GMOS-S 8.70
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20180920 20180929 20181001 20181024 20181110 20181114 20181202 20181203 20181205 20181206
Completion Status:
GS-2018B-Q-402 Placco US Finding the brightest low-metallicity stars between the clouds GMOS / GMOS-S 20.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20180914 20180915 20180925 20180926 20180929 20181001 20181006 20181017 20181022 20181023 20181024 20181025 20181129 20181205 20181206 20181208 20181213 20181214 20181225 20190102
Completion Status:
GS-2018B-Q-403 Silverberg US Spectroscopic Confirmation of "Peter Pan" Disk Candidates with GMOS GMOS-S 1.50
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
GS-2018B-Q-404 Xu GS The Gaia View of Dust Disks around White Dwarfs Flamingos2 / NIRI 45.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20180912 20180918 20180919 20180920 20180922 20181001 20181005 20181019 20181206 20181208 20181213 20181214 20181218 20181222 20181230 20190102 20190103 20190106 20190107 20190109 20190111 20190112 20190113 20190118 20190125 20190128 20190129
Completion Status:
GS-2018B-Q-405 Rivera Sandoval US Spectroscopic identification of UV variables with large radial velocities GMOS-S 16.20
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20181024 20181025 20181027
Completion Status:


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