Science Operations Announcements

Altair unavailable

January 30th, 2020

The Gemini North Adaptive Optics system, Altair, is currently offline due to problems with its deformable mirror electronics as well as few other mechanisms on the optical bench. We are working on resolving the issues as quickly as possible, but it is likely that Altair will be unavailable for at least another couple of weeks. Please email your contact scientist if you have any questions or concerns about the potential impact on your program.

Announcement of Opportunity for new Large and Long Programs

December 16th, 2019

Gemini Observatory announces an opportunity for New Large and Long Programs.  Eligible PIs are invited to propose scientific investigations to begin observation in 2020B semester. Letters of Intent are required to be submitted no later than February 4, 2020 with complete proposals due April 1, 2020.  Details on large programs, the proposal process, and specifics on the 2020 call for proposals are available on the Large and Long Program webpages