Science Operations Announcements

Announcement of Opportunity for new Large and Long Programs

December 16th, 2019

Gemini Observatory announces an opportunity for New Large and Long Programs.  Eligible PIs are invited to propose scientific investigations to begin observation in 2020B semester. Letters of Intent are required to be submitted no later than February 4, 2020 with complete proposals due April 1, 2020.  Details on large programs, the proposal process, and specifics on the 2020 call for proposals are available on the Large and Long Program webpages

Observing databases offline Dec 3

November 29th, 2019

The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Tuesday, Dec 3 while we perform software updates.

During this time the following services will be unavailable:

  • Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers
  • Phase I Tool guide star probability queries
  • Target of Opportunity triggers

The new 2020A Observing Tool will be available after the update and will be required to access the observing databases.