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30 July 2021


Gemini Observatory COVID-19 Update

30 July 2021

After a rocky month during which more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 occurred at correctional facilities in Hilo, numbers in early July appeared to be settling back down to the background...

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Gemini North Recovers from a Power Outage and an Earthquake

30 July 2021

Gemini North is recovering from some significant downtime caused by a problem with the secondary mirror control system which was exacerbated by an earthquake. 

A technical issue with the secondary mirror control...

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Preliminary Program for the First Virtual Gemini Science Meeting (23–26 August 2021)

30 July 2021

It is now T minus 4 weeks until the Virtual Gemini Science Meeting (GSM). We are excited to see the high level of interest across the Gemini international partnership with more than...

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Gemini Fast Turnaround July 2021

30 July 2021

Gemini North and South are accepting proposals for the Fast Turnaround (FT) program. The upcoming deadline is at 23:59 Hawai‘i Standard Time on 31 July 2021. Successful proposals from this cycle...

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Invitation to Subscribe to e-News for the NOIRLab Community

30 July 2021

As we announced in last month's newsletter, this newsletter showcases the new look for the Gemini newsletter for the user community. In addition, all of NOIRLab's news for the scientific community, including...

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Press Release — Are We Missing Other Earths?

28 June 2021

Earth-sized planets may be much more common than previously realized. New findings from a team using the international Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory suggest that...

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Press Release — Astronomers Uncover Briefest Supernova-Powered Gamma-Ray Burst

26 July 2021

Astronomers have discovered the shortest-ever gamma-ray burst (GRB) caused by the implosion of a massive star. Using the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers identified the cause of this...

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NOIRLab Stories — Shining a Light on People, Sci & Tech

Nabbed by NOIRLab: Discovering the most distant star cluster in our Milky Way
27 July 2021— NOIRLab Stories

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