Science Operations Announcements

Observing database offline June 1

May 27th, 2011
The Gemini Observatory observing database will be offline on Wednesday June 1 while upgrades are performed in preparation for the start of the 2011B semester. Affected applications include the Observing Tool (OT) and the web report forms. The new 2011B OT should be available on Thursday June 2 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.

Gemini South 2011A Science Operations

January 28th, 2011

Last week Gemini passed a major milestone with the beginning of on-sky engineering testing of the Gemini South 50-watt laser.  This event marks the start of commissioning for the Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GeMS).  The plans through the first half of 2011 are intense, with commissioning runs scheduled to occur in one-week blocks from February to May of 2011A, as shown on the Gemini South telescope schedule.