Gemini News Archive

Gemini Gems Archive

To celebrate the publising of Gemini Observatory’s 1000th scientific paper, we highlight some of the top science results every week through the end of 2011.

Unveiling the Next Generation of Stars in M33

A team of researchers made deep, multi-band observations of NGC 604, a giant star forming region in M33 using the Near-infrared Imager and Spectrometer on Gemini North.


Observations with the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i reveal evidence for what astronomers are calling the largest black holes ever measured in our nearby cosmological neighborhood.

Australian Student Contest Winner Reaches for the Stars

Australian student Benjamin Reynolds was named winner of the 2011 Australian Gemini School Astronomy Contest for his proposed observations of the galaxy NGC 7552.

Gemini Observatory Celebrates 1,000th Paper

Gemini Observatory's 1000th paper, by Gemini astronomer Tom Geballe and the team, published in the November 2nd electronic edition of the journal Nature.

Congratulations to the 2011 Nobel Prize Winners for Physics

The staff of the Gemini Observatory wish to congratulate the winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics: Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess.

New Dwarf Galaxy Discovered near the Andromeda Galaxy

New observations with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on Gemini North confirm a new dwarf companion to the Andromeda Galaxy.

Viaje al Universo and AstroDay Chile 2011 - Building Anticipation for 2012 and Beyond

Thanks to a partnership between Gemini South and the Extension Department of the University of La Serena as well as participation by the Municipality of La Serena and the Tourism Board (SERNATUR), the Viaje al Universo and AstroDay Chile programs introduced our Chilean host communities to Gemini (and astronomy) in exciting new ways.

A Yellow Supergiant Progenitor of a Massive Star Supernova in M51

Another supernova (SN 2011dh) has exploded in the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51), and now astronomers have identified its unusual progenitor using data from Gemini NIRI.

Gemini Image Captures Elegant Beauty of Planetary Nebula Discovered by Amateur Astronomer

The image of Kronberger 61, discovered by Austrian amateur astronomer Matthias Kronberger, is featured at an International Astronomical Union symposium on planetary nebulae this week in Spain’s Canary Islands. The research team’s work features a striking image of the new nebula obtained with the Gemini Observatory.

Identifying Cool Brown Dwarfs With GNIRS

On-sky Laser Propagation at Gemini South!

Gemini Hosts Workforce Diversity Meeting

Jupiter Shows First Signs of its Returning Belt