Science Operations Announcements

Gemini South 2011A Science Operations

January 28th, 2011

Last week Gemini passed a major milestone with the beginning of on-sky engineering testing of the Gemini South 50-watt laser.  This event marks the start of commissioning for the Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System (GeMS).  The plans through the first half of 2011 are intense, with commissioning runs scheduled to occur in one-week blocks from February to May of 2011A, as shown on the Gemini South telescope schedule.