Science Operations Announcements

Mac support for 2011A PIT with Java 6

August 17th, 2010
As announced previously, the Gemini software tools are being updated to use the currently supported version of Java (Java 6). The Phase I Tool (PIT) will use Java 6 starting with the 2011A version to be released on September 1, 2010. This change will be transparent to most users. However, the new PIT will not run on PowerPC Macintosh computers since Apple does not provide Java 6 for these machines.

Observing database offline for 2010B update

May 28th, 2010
The Gemini Observatory observing database will be offline on Tuesday June 8 while upgrades are performed in preparation for the start of the 2010B semester. Affected applications include the Observing Tool (OT) and the web report forms. The new 2010B OT should be available on Wednesday June 9 and will be required for all subsequent fetch/store operations. Please check this site for further announcements.