Gemini Observatory invites its community to propose scientific investigations for the 2009B semester, 1 August 2009 - 31 January 2010. The submission deadline is March 31st 2009.
Science Operations Announcements
The Phase I Tool (PIT) for semester 2009B observing proposals has been released. This should also be used for poor weather and director's time proposals during the remainder of semester 2009A.
Original GMOS-N B600 grating no longer available.
Replacement grating will be ordered.
This page highlights the detrimental effect that atmospheric refraction has on GMOS data, with certain configurations being more susceptible than others. Strategies are given which can help the user to minimize the impact on data when preparing their observations.
The 2009A Observing Tool (OT) is now available to support remaining 2008B observations and the start of semester 2009A.
The allocations for successful Gemini 2009A observing programs have now been announced. Please check the 2009A schedules page for more information.
Starting on Tuesday, December 9 the Gemini Observatory observing databases will be upgraded in preparation for semester 2009A and will not be accessible by the Observing Tool (OT) or the web report forms. ToO triggers will only be possible via the URL mechanism. The 2009A should be available on Thursday, December 11 and this will be needed for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.
The Phase I Tool (PIT) for semester 2009A observing proposals has been released. This should also be used for poor weather and director's time proposals during the remainder of semester 2008B.