While the Gemini-S telescope has been closed during recent months, our team has been working on preparing detailed plans for re-opening, as soon as the conditions in Chile would allow.
A decision has been taken that from September 28th we can start work on preparing the Gemini-S telescope for limited night-time operation. Assuming that all the preparations will go well, we may be back to observing at night by the second half of October.
The first phase of operation will still imply significant limitations, but we are all delighted by the prospects of the telescope being able to progress on the many science programs that we have scheduled.
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