Science Operations Announcements

GN Observing Database Offline Dec-5

December 4th, 2017

The Gemini North observing database will be offline on Tuesday December 5 from 10am - noon (HST) for hardware maintenance.

During this time the following services will be unavailable:

  • Phase I Tool guide star probability queries
  • Observing Tool synchronizations and file transfers (Gemini North programs only)
  • Observing Tool non-sidereal target queries (Gemini North programs only)
  • Please check this site for further announcements.

    Observing databases offline Nov 28

    November 26th, 2017

    The Gemini observing databases will be offline for several hours on Tuesday November 28 while we perform software updates.

    During this time the following services will be unavailable:

    • Observing Tool synchronizations, file transfers, and non-sidereal target queries
    • Phase I Tool guide star probability queries

    The new 2018A Observing Tool should be available on Wednesday November 29 and will be required to access the observing databases.

    Please check this site for further announcements.

    Gemini IRAF v1.14 Released!

    July 24th, 2017
    A new version of the Gemini IRAF package (v1.14) has been released.   This release provides support for the new GMOS-N Hamamatsu CCDs.  This release is also the first new release done through the AstroConda distribution.  For Ureka users, a tarball is available for manual installation of the package.

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