Adaptive Optics dramatically improves the performance of telescopes. Over the past few years facility AO systems have become a reality on large telescopes. Significant and important science is being achieved now with these systems on 6 to 10 meter telescopes.
Message from the Director Regarding WFMOS
By Doug Simons
On May 12-13 the Gemini Board met to discuss, among other topics, the future of the WFMOS project. At this meeting the Observatory provided the Board with a variety of information to support a definitive decision by the Board about proceeding with WFMOS. Regretfully, due to funding limitations, the Board could not support continuing with WFMOS and through this message I am informing the entire Gemini community that the WFMOS project has been terminated.
Director, Gemini Observatory
Gemini Director Doug Simons is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Nancy Levenson as the new Deputy Director & Head of Science of the Gemini Observatory.
Figure 1. Christian Marois, David Lafrenière et René Doyon.
Image Caption: Mariska Kriek works outside on Mauna Kea while in Hawaii for an observing run at Gemini.