Science Operations Announcements
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.
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.
The 2020A Gemini Observing Tool is now available for download. This update is required to access the Gemini Observing Databases.
See the the Release Notes for a complete list of changes.
The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Tuesday, Dec 3 while we perform software updates.
During this time the following services will be unavailable:
- Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers
- Phase I Tool guide star probability queries
- Target of Opportunity triggers
The new 2020A Observing Tool will be available after the update and will be required to access the observing databases.