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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2011B GS

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on GS. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.

The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
GS-2011B-Q-91 Beers BR/US A Survey for Unrecognized Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars in the Galaxy GMOS-S 75.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20110720 20110723 20110903 20110905 20110915 20111011 20111012 20111017 20111018 20111023 20111108 20111109 20111119 20111120 20111121 20111201 20111226 20111228 20120102 20120103 20120118 20120123 20120128 20120304 20120426 20120505 20120507 20120511
Completion Status:
GS-2011B-Q-92 Chene CL Search for new Galactic LBV candidates GMOS-S 7.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20120102 20120127 20120329 20120330 20120401 20120403 20120405 20120408 20120507
Completion Status:
GS-2011B-Q-93 Chene CL Spectroscopic Follow-Up Observations of Bow Shock-Producing Stars GMOS-S 12.00
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20110829 20120317 20120320 20120405 20120407 20120408 20120506 20120507 20120604
Completion Status:
GS-2011B-Q-94 Titov AU Testing the standard cosmology with Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) GMOS-S 7.60
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20111116 20111117 20111118 20111120 20111121 20111126 20111204 20120301
Completion Status:


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