With great pleasure we proudly announce SCORPIO as our next facility-class instrument. SCORPIO will be a
A contract to design, build, and commission the instrument was signed between the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) in March 2017. The project comleted the Critical Design Stage in 2020 and is in now the build phase.
Gemini has contracted with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) for the continued design and construction o
The project is currently in the build phase. GHOST will provide two-object plus sky spectroscopy with full wavelength coverage from ~363 - 950
NGS2 is a project to improve the sky coverage of GeMS by upgrading the current natural guide star sensor. The Natural Guide Star (NGS) Next Generation Sensor (NGS2) team, led by the Australian National University (ANU) held its design review at Mt. Stromlo, Australia from 24 to 27 March 2015. Overall, the review was successful and we have a high degree of confidence that the project will meet the science goals of a 1.5 magnitude boost in sensitivity compared to the current NGS in GeMS. This
For more historical documents concerning past instrument development, including the Aspen Process, please see this page.