Science Operations Announcements

Gemini North currently accepting poor weather proposals

May 2nd, 2008

Gemini North welcomes poor weather proposals . Note that reliable guiding with the peripheral wave-front sensor (P2) at the optimum frequency requires a star brighter than R~13.5 in clear, dark skies, so in cloudy conditions we can observe only programs with R<11.5 guide-stars. For the GMOS OIWFS the same limit applies. For GMOS-N, only imaging or R400 and B600 spectroscopic programs will be considered.

Gemini IRAF v1.14 Released!

July 24th, 2017

A new version of the Gemini IRAF package (v1.14) has been released.   This release provides support for the new GMOS-N Hamamatsu CCDs.  This release is also the first new release done through the AstroConda distribution.  For Ureka users, a tarball is available for manual installation of the package.

Announcement of Opportunity for new Large and Long Programs

December 17th, 2015

Gemini Observatory announces an opportunity for new Large and Long Programs. Eligible PIs are invited to propose scientific investigations to begin observation in the 2016B semester. Letters of Intent are due February 2, 2016, and completed proposals are due March 31, 2016.  Details and requirements are available in the Announcement of Opportunity.