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The Gemini Observatory fast turnaround program
Author(s): R. E. Mason; S. Côté; M. Kissler-Patig; N. A. Levenson; A. Adamson; C. Emmanuel; D. Crabtree
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Paper Abstract

Gemini's Fast Turnaround program is intended to greatly decrease the time from having an idea to acquiring the supporting data. The scheme will offer monthly proposal submission opportunities, and proposals will be reviewed by the principal investigators or co-investigators of other proposals submitted during the same round. Here, we set out the design of the system and outline the plan for its implementation, leading to the launch of a pilot program at Gemini North in January 2015.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 914910 (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057145
Show Author Affiliations
R. E. Mason, Gemini Observatory (United States)
S. Côté, NRC - Herzburg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
M. Kissler-Patig, Gemini Observatory (United States)
N. A. Levenson, Gemini Observatory (United States)
A. Adamson, Gemini Observatory (United States)
C. Emmanuel, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
D. Crabtree, NRC - Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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