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Science operations at Gemini Observatory
Author(s): René Rutten; Andy Adamson; Sandy Leggett
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Paper Abstract

Gemini Observatory operates two 8m telescopes, one on Cerro Pachón in Chile and one on Maunakea Hawai´i, on behalf of an international partnership. The telescopes, their software and supporting infrastructure (and some of the instrumentation) are identical at the two sites. We describe the operation of the observatory, present some key performance indicators, and discuss the outcomes in terms of publications and program completion rates. We describe how recent initiatives have been introduced into the operation in parallel with accommodating a significant budget reduction and changes in the partnership.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99101M (15 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233826
Show Author Affiliations
René Rutten, Gemini Observatory, Southern Operations Ctr. (Chile)
Andy Adamson, Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Ctr. (United States)
Sandy Leggett, Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Ctr. (United States)


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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