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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2008B Gemini North and Gemini South

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on Gemini North and Gemini South. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.


The columns in the table for Gemini North are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GN Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GN-2008B-Q-129 Dall AU/UK/GS/US VSOP: Fixing the variable sky with one-shot typing of neglected variables GMOS 123.40
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20081124 20081201 20081204 20081210 20081216 20081220 20090111 20090112 20090125 20090126 20090127 20090128
Completion Status:
12%
GN-2008B-Q-130 Jarvis UK The Fundamental Plane and Black-hole masses of z~0.5 radio galaxies GMOS 10.30
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GN-2008B-Q-131 Davidge CA A Search for Eclipsing Binaries in NGC 247 During Poor Weather Conditions GMOS 45.00
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GN-2008B-Q-132 Clowes UK Verifying a large-scale structure at z~2 GMOS 7.00
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20081021 20081224
Completion Status:
0%

The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GS-2008B-Q-84 Dall UK/US/GS/AU VSOP: Fixing the variable sky with one-shot typing of neglected variables GMOS-S 137.60
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20080926 20080928 20080930 20081001 20081006 20081007 20081010 20081107 20081115 20081119 20081206 20090102 20090103 20090104 20090105 20090106 20090107 20090109 20090119 20090120
Completion Status:
12%
GS-2008B-Q-85 Sanchez-Blazquez UK The Star Formation History of Galactic Disks GMOS-S 9.50
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20080813
Completion Status:
0%
GS-2008B-Q-86 Ridgway US The evolution of luminous obscured quasars: Bright 24 micron sources GMOS-S 18.00
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20080919 20080928 20080929 20080930 20081006 20081010 20081031 20081129 20081201
Completion Status:
53%
GS-2008B-Q-87 Chene CA In Search of Large-Scale Variable Wolf-Rayet Stars: A New Hope for the Determination of the Rotation Rate GMOS-S 40.00
Execution Status active Dates Taken:
20081129 20081205 20081209 20081228 20081230 20090101 20090209 20090210 20090211 20090213 20090214 20090215 20090216 20090221 20090227 20090303 20090304 20090308 20090310 20090311 20090312 20090313 20090314 20090316 20090317 20090318 20090403 20090427 20090521 20090522 20090525 20090527 20090528 20090529 20090604 20090605 20090606 20090616 20090621 20090625 20090626 20090627 20090701
Completion Status:
98%

 

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