The Gemini 2011B observing programs have now been announced. Successful PIs will have received email notification. Please check the schedules page for more information.
Science Operations Announcements
IRAF COMPATIBILITY ISSUES - FITSUTIL AND IRAF V2.15
March 9, 2011
The fitsutil package found on iraf.net dates from December 2010. This new version is not compatible with the current (v1.10) release of Gemini IRAF. Instead users who need to install or re-install fitsutil should obtain the file from iraf.noao.edu, http://iraf.noao.edu/iraf/ftp/iraf/extern-v214/.
The Phase I Tool (PIT) for semester 2011B observing proposals has been released. Poor weather and director's time proposals during the remainder of semester 2011A must continue to use the 2011A PIT.
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.