General Announcements

GPI science campaign

May 17th, 2011

There was great interest in the Gemini Planet Imager campaign science program, with a total of over 6500 hours of time requested.  The approved program, led by Bruce Macintosh (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), will conduct a comprehensive survey to yield a robust census of extrasolar giant planets.  GPI will also be available for general community use.

Gemini Transition Plan Available

September 3rd, 2010

Planning for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Gemini partnership at the end of 2012, the Gemini Observatory has worked with the Gemini Board to develop a transition plan for operations and maintenance with a reduced budget in the future. The plan is now available at the AURA website and comments may be contributed through the same site.

Gemini Data Workshop July 19-22

April 1st, 2010

Gemini Observatory and the US National Optical Astronomy Observatory are organizing a Gemini Data Workshop 19--22 July 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. Registration is free and open to anyone. The workshop will cover the basics of astronomical data reduction, followed by breakout sessions that then focus on specific Gemini instruments or capabilities.