Guided by the Gemini Strategic Vision and Gemini Strategic Science Plan, the Gemini Directorate and Department Heads have in February 2019 agreed on strategic goals across the Observatory as follows:
Science Productivity: Build on our strengths to achieve recognized high scientific productivity and impact in the broad range of science areas pursued by our user community. Be the go-to large aperture observatory for complementary time-domain and multi-messenger astronomy. Capitalize on wide-field AO capabilities nightly to enable new science and improve performance for a wide range of science cases.
Management and Culture: Be a model organization for diversity in the STEM workforce and inspire others. Enable and engage a diverse staff so they are working at their best to contribute to our mission.
Partnership: Be an engaged partner with our user, local, organizational, and mountain communities and foster collaboration and growth, while respecting individual priorities.
Broader Impacts: Be actively engaged with our local, national and international public audiences in our exploration and expressions of the wonders of the Universe.
Survey opens Jan 1st, 2024
Gemini Observatory has begun the process of formulating its long-range strategy for the next decade and we are looking for broad feedback from both our users and the astronomy community at large. This process is a chance to set a path for building the capabilities, priorities, and community of Gemini in the next decade and beyond. The new, upcoming formulation of Gemini’s Strategic Vision will require us to plan for the 2030s and anticipate the needs of our community in the next decade. We would like to encourage any member of the astronomical community, including students and scientists at all career stages, and both frequent Gemini users and those who have never used Gemini, to help us by filling out the survey below (direct link here).
The questions are designed to solicit your opinions on Gemini’s role in overlapping or complementary science with upcoming facilities, the next big instrumentation project(s) that Gemini should undertake, other areas of potential Gemini infrastructure development (data reduction, scheduling, proposals, etc.), how Gemini can better engage with its user community, and how it can better serve diverse and under-represented communities — including both astronomers and the general public. General comments are also greatly appreciated.
The survey will be accepting responses from January 1st to February 15, 2024. We greatly appreciate any feedback you are able to provide.