Science Operations Announcements
A bug in PIT 2013.2.1 prevents the calculation of guide star availability for the given target, instrument configuration, and weather conditions. This does not prevent proposal submission but it is confusing and undesirable. This problem has been fixed with the release of PIT 2013.2.2 on March 26, 2013. The new PIT can be downloaded from here. The guide star likelihoods will be calculated automatically once a program is loaded into the new PIT.
The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Tuesday March 5 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 March 6. Please check this site for further announcements.
The Gemini North hardware maintenance is complete and the Observing Database is back online. Please submit a Help Desk ticket if you have encounter any problems.
The Gemini North Observing Database will be offline on Tuesday February 26 from approximately 8am - 9am HST for hardware maintenance. During this time Observing Tool fetch/store and file transfers will be unavailable and web report forms will be offline. Please check this site for further announcements.