Science Operations Announcements
Gemini North primary mirror recoating will be delayed until mid-year. We will have a shorter shutdown now, for work on the acquisition and guiding unit, GMOS-N, and Altair, getting back to science on February 1. The semester schedule has been updated.
The Gemini South observing database will be offline for several hours (approximately 9am - 1pm Chilean time) on Tuesday January 8 while we perform hardware upgrades. During this time the Observing Tool fetch/store and file transfers will be unavailable and web report forms will be offline. Please check this site for further announcements.
The connection to the Gemini South observing database is currently intermitent and slow. This is due to problems with network hardware stemming from a power outage on December 31. This may affect fetch/store operations with the Observing Tool. If you experience problems, then please try again later.
Staff from Cerro Tololo and Gemini are working to restore normal network connectivity.
A beta version of the Gemini IRAF package (v1.12beta) has been released. This version is required for processing GSAOI data and includes configuration files and examples. Please see the pre-releases page for more information.
The new version of the Gemini Observing Tool (2013A.1.1.1) is now available for download or via updating an existing installation of the OT. Note that there are two Linux versions, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit CPUs. Please choose the one appropriate for your computer.
This update is required to communicate with the observing databases.
The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Wednesday December 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. The 2013A Observing Tool should be available on Thursday December 6 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.