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Management of the Gemimi 8-m Telescopes Project
Author(s): Richard Kurz; C. Matt Mountain
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini 8-M telescopes project is an international partnership of six countries to build and operate two 8-meter telescopes, one on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and one on Cerro Pachon in Chile. The construction phase of the project has demanding scientific requirements, a fixed budget that is tight, and an aggressive schedule. The work is distributed internationally between the Gemini Project Office in Tucson, Arizona, organizations in the partner countries, and industrial contractors. The project organization and management procedures used to cope with this challenging situation are described. Plans are now being formulated for management of Gemini in the operational phase. The organization proposed to operate Gemini in a cost effective manner is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269044
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Kurz, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
C. Matt Mountain, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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