Science Operations Announcements
Gemini-North is in need of poor weather programs that can take CC80 or worse and/or IQ Any using NIRI or GNIRS ONLY. If you have an idea for a program that can take such conditions, please see the Poor Weather Proposal Process web page for more information on applying for Band 4 time.
The repair of the Gemini North laser system is proceeding but insufficient progress has been made to offer the laser this month. Because all but one NIFS program requires the laser, this also means we will not be doing the NIFS/NIRI swap this month, as previously planned. NIRI will remain on the telescope and NIFS will not be available. We remain optimistic that we will be on-line for the planned February NIFS+LGS run. Updates will be posted.
The Gemini North laser system has developed a hardware fault. We are working on a repair which is proceeding quite well but the final prognosis is still not known. January's NIFS+LGS run is delayed and shortened, and may even have to be cancelled. We are optimistic that we will be on-line for the planned February NIFS+LGS run. Updates will be posted.
Due to problems with access to the Gemini-South Observing Database the deadline for competion of Phase II for Gemini-S programs for semester 2017A has been extended to January 20th, 2017.
The 2017A Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the Gemini Observing Databases.
The Gemini North Observing Database is currently offline due to a power outage. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. Please check this site for further announcements.
11:30am HST - The GN ODB is back online. Please submit a Help Desk ticket if you encounter any problems.