Science Operations Announcements
The Gemini observing databases will be offline briefly on Wednesday February 11 for software updates. A new 2015A Observing Tool will be available after the update and is recommended for all users. Please check this site for further announcements.
Director's Discretionary (DD) and Poor Weather (PW) proposals must use the 2015A PIT. See the PIT Version Table for more information and download links.
The Observing Tool target name search triggered by the magnifying glass button to the right of the target name entry box is currently offline due to a hardware failure at the CADC. We will release an updated OT in February which points to a new server.
Gemini North is now accepting proposals for the first cycle of the Fast Turnaround (FT) pilot program
Gemini North is now accepting proposals for the first cycle of the Fast Turnaround (FT) pilot program. Here, we give information specific to this proposal cycle. Please see the other FT pages - particularly the rules - for general information about the program.
The 2015A Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the Gemini Observing Databases. Installation instructions are linked off of the Observing Tool web page, and we recommend that everyone download their programs from scratch from the ODBs rather than import from saved XMLs.
The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Wednesday December 10 while we perform quarterly software updates. During this time the following services will be unavailable:
- Observing Tool synchronizations, file transfers, and non-sidereal target queries
- CADC program key validation
- Phase I Tool guide star probability queries
The new 2015A Observing Tool should be available on Thursday December 11 and will be required to access the observing databases. Please check this site for further announcements.