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The GEMMA Podcast

A podcast about Gemini Observatory and its role in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy. Featuring news related to multi-messenger astronomy (MMA), time-domain astronomy (TDA), our visiting instrument program, and more through interviews with astronomers, engineers, and staff both here at Gemini (North and South) and abroad.

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Exploring The Universe, Sharing its Wonders

The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. From their locations on mountains in Hawai‘i and Chile, Gemini Observatory’s telescopes can collectively access the entire sky.

Gemini was built and is operated by a partnership of five countries including the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Korea. These Participants and the University of Hawaii, which has regular access to Gemini, each maintain a “National Gemini Office” to support their local users. Any astronomer in these countries can apply for time on Gemini, which is allocated in proportion to each Partcipant's financial stake.

For more information on the Gemini telescopes and technologies visit this site.

Mission Statement

To advance our knowledge of the Universe by providing the international Gemini Community with forefront access to the entire sky.

Working Culture

Gemini's working culture is:
  • Treating others as we would like to be treated
  • Striving for personal and institutional growth over status quo
  • Taking responsibility and accountability for our actions
  • Acting with integrity in all we do
  • Having mutual trust in all relationships
  • Nurturing safety of people and equipment in all our actions
  • Embracing our diversity and promoting an inclusive environment