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Gemini Observatory Science Meeting 2022: Second announcement
Abstract Deadline 15 February 2022, Registration & Logistics

Where: Seoul, Republic of Korea
When: 26–29 July 2022

The international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, invites its user community to gather in Seoul, Korea, for a celebration of our continuing mission to provide forefront access to the entire sky, and a preview of the exciting developments to come. Hosted by the partnership's newest member, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), this 2022 Science Meeting will feature the latest scientific results from the Gemini community, updates on instrumentation, adaptive optics, and operations developments, and a discussion of Gemini's strategic plans for the coming decade. The meeting will be held immediately before the IAU General Assembly in Korea in August. Come join us in Seoul!

COVID-19 protocols and policy

Gemini Observatory, NOIRLab, and the GSM2022 organizing committees are committed to providing a safe meeting environment for all. We are preparing COVID-19 protocols and will take measures to minimize health risks that may occur during the meeting. Note that both in-person/hybrid and virtual-only meeting plans will be developed simultaneously to enable participants and organizers to quickly adapt to changing circumstances.

COVID-19-related restrictions in Korea, protocols and policies will be regularly updated on the GSM22 website here:

Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission is open for contributed talks and posters at the link below. The deadline for submission of abstracts of contributed talks is 15 February 2022, and for posters it is 30 June 2022.


Registration is now open. Registrants will have the option to change from in-person to remote attendance (and vice-versa) until 24 June 2022. The registration pricing schedule is summarized on the following page:

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration opens: 15 December 2021
Deadline for submission of abstracts of contributed talks: 15 February 2022
Contributed talks/Program announced: 15 March 2022
Regular Registration opens: 1 May 2022
Late Registration opens: 1 June 2022
Deadline for submission of abstracts of posters: 30 June 2022
Registration closes: 30 June 2022
Virtual registration closes: 30 June 2022

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Bruno Dias Universidad de Tarapacá, CL
Xiaohui Fan University of Arizona, US
Stefan Gillessen Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, DE
Denise Gonçalves Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, BR
Narae Hwang Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, KR
Myungkook James Jee Yonsei University, KR
Mansi Kasliwal California Institute of Technology, US
Chung-Pei Ma University of California, Berkeley, US
Megan Mansfield University of Arizona, US
Young-deuk Park Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, KR
Thomas Puzia Pontificia Universidad Católica, CL
Jean-Rene Roy Université Laval, CA
Charles Schambeau University of Central Florida, US
Jake Turner Cornell University, US
Kim Venn University of Victoria, CA
Jonelle Walsh Texas A&M University, US
Gillian Wilson University of California Riverside, US
Jennifer Winters Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian, US


Millennium Hilton Seoul, 50 Sowol-ro, Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04637, Korea

The Millennium Hilton Seoul is located in the heart of the capital and largest city of Korea. Take in spectacular views of the city and Mount Namsan just steps away from Seoul Central Train Station, scenic parks, fabulous dining, and shopping districts.

Entry requirements

Please check whether you are eligible for an electronic travel authorization (K-ETA) or a visa waiver here: If not, for all visa applications, please contact your nearest Embassy of the Republic of Korea to apply for a visa. The Local Organizing Committee will provide a letter in support of visa applications to all registered participants.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Elliott Horch (Chair), Janice Lee, John Blakeslee, Xiaohui Fan, Denise Gonçalves, Myungshin Im, J.J Kavelaars, Jacqueline Keane, Quinn Konopacky, Jae-Joon Lee, Jennifer Lotz, Chung-Pei Ma, Adam Muzzin, Adam Reiss, Carlos Saffe, Siyi Xu

Local Organizing Committee

Hwihyun Kim (Chair), Anne Jordan (Co-Chair), Ji Yeon Seok (Co-Chair), Jerry Brower, Jocelyn Ferrara, Jeong-Eun Heo, Narae Hwang, Venu Kalari, Ye Jin Kim, Heeyoung Oh, Soung-Chul Yang

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