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Sharing the skies: the Gemini Observatory international time allocation process
Author(s): Steven J. Margheim
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Paper Abstract

Gemini Observatory serves a diverse community of four partner countries (United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina), two hosts (Chile and University of Hawaii), and limited-term partnerships (currently Australia and the Republic of Korea). Observing time is available via multiple opportunities including Large and Long Pro- grams, Fast-turnaround programs, and regular semester queue programs. The slate of programs for observation each semester must be created by merging programs from these multiple, conflicting sources. This paper de- scribes the time allocation process used to schedule the overall science program for the semester, with emphasis on the International Time Allocation Committee and the software applications used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99100Y (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233130
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Steven J. Margheim, Gemini Observatory, Southern Operations Ctr. (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9910:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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