General Announcements

Update on the Gemini High-resolution Optical Spectrograph (GHOS)

August 20th, 2013
Gemini has been negotiating with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) for the continued design and construction of the Gemini High-resolution Optical Spectroraph (GHOS).  The AAO has, in turn, been negotiating with KiwiStar, a subcontractor working on the GHOS spectrograph.  Late in July, the Board of KiwiStar's parent company, Callaghan Innovation, met to review and hopefully approve the final contract so GHOS could get underway.

Gemini Planet Imager (GPI): Cleared for Shipment to Gemini South!

July 19th, 2013

In a milestone statement distributed moments ago by the GPI Pre-delivery Acceptance Review Committee, Chair Stephen Goodsell announced that GPI is now clear for shipment from the University of California Santa Cruz to Gemini South in Chile.The Committee’s final report is slated for release on July 26th, but a statement sumarizing the results of the review is available now - GPI Review Committee: Final Day Statement  41 KB

 

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