Science Operations Announcements
The September database maintenance has been completed and an updated OT (2009B.2.1.1) is available from the OT installation page. This is a required update since the database is not compatible with previous versions. All 2009B PIs as well as PIs of active 2008B and 2009A roll-over programs will need to upgrade. Changes from the previous version are given in the release notes.
The Gemini Observing Databases will be offline for maintenance at the following times during the week of September 21:
September 22: 10:00--12:00 HST - Gemini North
September 23: 08:00--13:00 HST - Gemini North
September 24: 09:00--13:00 CST - Gemini South (note that the telescope is in engineering shutdown)
The Phase I Tool (PIT) for semester 2011B observing proposals has been released. This should also be used for poor weather and director's time proposals during the remainder of semester 2011A.
We are delighted to announce the release of the long-awaited PyRAF-compatible version of the Gemini Data Reduction IRAF Package, release number v1.10.
For additional information, instructions and download of the package go to the Gemini Data Processing Software page.
The Gemini 2009B observing programs have now been announced. Successful PIs will have received email notification; the 09B OT and the Phase 2 skeletons will be available on Friday June 12 2009. The 2009B queue summary will also be available on Friday.