Science Operations Announcements

GS observing database connections intermittent August 19-23

August 20th, 2013
During the week of August 19-23 there wil be maintenance to the microwave equipment that connects La Serena to Cerro Pachon. As a result, connections to the Gemini South observing database may be slow or intermittent. If your Observing Tool cannot connect to the database, please try again later. Also, various queue status web pages may not update normally. This work is part of the ongoing Gemini South engineering shutdown. Normal night operations are planned to resume on August 27.

Observing databases offline June 4

May 31st, 2013

The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Tuesday June 4 while we perform quarterly software updates at both the South and North facilities. During this time the Observing Tool fetch/store and file transfers will be unavailable and web report forms will be offline. An updated version of the Observing Tool will be available on Wednesday June 5. Please check this site for further announcements.