Astronomy news and discoveries from the Gemini Observatory.

Non-sidereal target coordinate lookups currently not working in OT and PIT

23 Mar 2017 at 3:02pm

Due to a recent change in the JPL Horizons service the ephemeris lookups for non-sidereal targets in the OT and PIT are currently not working. We are currently investigating the issue and we have identified a solution. If the change to Horizons is permanent then we will release new versions of t...

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RFP: Gemini HBF HVAC Renovations

23 Mar 2017 at 2:45pm

In response to recent changes in requirements, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc (AURA) announces that the original RFP has been revised. Only Bidders who previously submitted proposals are eligible to submit revised bid proposals.

Revised Bid Opens: March 23rd, 2...

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2017B Phase I Tool released

1 Mar 2017 at 3:19pm
The 2017B Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released in support of the 2017B call for proposals. Read more...

2017B Call for Proposals Announced

1 Mar 2017 at 10:42am

Gemini is now accepting proposals for observing time in Semester 2017B. The submission deadline varies with participant. A new version of the Phase I Tool (PIT) has been released to support proposal submissions.

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Gemini North February Laser Guide Star run cancelled, LGS unavailable in seme...

22 Feb 2017 at 1:07pm

The Gemini North laser system has suffered a significant set back with a hardware and optics fault. Recovery of the system is unlikely and priority will go to commissioning the South Toptica laser, followed by the North Toptica laser. The February 2017 North LGS run is cancelled, and LGS will not...

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RFP: Mauna Kea Chilled Water Renovation Project

17 Feb 2017 at 5:54pm

In response to recent changes in requirements, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc (AURA) announces that the original RFP has been revised. Only Bidders who previously submitted proposals are eligible to submit revised bid proposals.

Revised Bid Opens: March 23rd, 2...

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Gemini North welcomes Band 4 proposals using GNIRS or NIRI in poor weather co...

3 Feb 2017 at 7:30pm

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.

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GS observing database offline Jan. 26 during UPS maintenance

20 Jan 2017 at 8:31am
The Gemini South observing database will be offline for most of the day on Thursday, January 26, during continued maintenance to the Uninterruptible Power Supplies on Cerro Pachon. All GS ODB services including program sync, attachment transfer, guide star catalogs, image servers, and ITC calcula... Read more...

Gemini North January NIFS and laser access cancelled

12 Jan 2017 at 2:09pm

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...

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Delay to Gemini North NIFS Laser Run

5 Jan 2017 at 2:30pm

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 th...

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