General Announcements

Announcing a bring-your-own data session at the Future & Science of Gemini Observatory

March 18th, 2015

The Users Committee for Gemini has reserved a 2-hour block for a hands-on, bring-your-own data workshop with Gemini staff and expert users. What topics would you like to see addressed in such a workshop? Examples might be mask-making with GMMPS or reducing GPI data; please tell us what YOU would like help with by submitting topics for discussion.

Gemini North Energy Services Projects RFP

March 11th, 2015

As part of Gemini’s comprehensive energy savings initiative, Gemini North Telescope Facility (GN) seeks to provide a full range of improvements and services to reduce costs of energy and water use (referred to as Energy Savings Projects - ESP). Services may include a technical audit to assess energy, water, and operations and maintenance savings opportunities, design, acquisition, installation or modification of energy-using equipment, and maintenance and training in the operation of such equipment.

GIFS Bidders Conference Information

October 30th, 2014

On the 31st October Gemini Observatory will host an interactive remote Bidders Conference for participates to learn more about the GIFS RfP.

Participants can attend by phone or by polycom. Gemini will host two equivalent sessions to allow for participation across many different time zones.

Session 1: 11:00 – 13:30 CLST
Session 2: 19:00 – 21:30 CLST

If you plan on attending one of the sessions, please email and inform us which session you plan on attending and how. (i.e. my phone or polycom)

Gemini North Weather Advisory - Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

August 8th, 2014

Sunday (8/10/14) Status:

  • The telescope will be open tonight if fog and humidity clear, expect return to normal operations.

This page will be updated daily with the latest operational status of Gemini North.

Gemini staff, please refer to internal communications for facility/work updates.

Current weather status can be found at the following websites: