With great pleasure we proudly announce SCORPIO as our next facility-class instrument. SCORPIO will be a
A contract to design, build, and commission the instrument was signed between the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) in March 2017. The project is in the Critical Design Stage of instrument build.
Gemini has contracted with the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) for the continued design and construction o
The project is currently in the build phase. GHOST will provide two-object plus sky spectroscopy with full wavelength coverage from ~363 - 950
NGS2 is a project to improve the sky coverage of GeMS by upgrading the current natural guide star sensor. The Natural Guide Star (NGS) Next Generation Sensor (NGS2) team, led by the Australian National University (ANU) held its design review at Mt. Stromlo, Australia from 24 to 27 March 2015. Overall, the review was successful and we have a high degree of confidence that the project will meet the science goals of a 1.5 magnitude boost in sensitivity compared to the current NGS in GeMS. This
GNAOI will be used with both a Gemini North multi-conjugate adaptive optics system (GNAO) now under development and a planned future ground layer adaptive optics system. Gemini expects GNAOI to be a low-cost, low-risk design, using a single HAWAII-4RG detector and intends for GNAO to provide a 2’ field of view with a Strehl ratio of no less than 30% over the entire FoV under median seeing conditions in K band.
For more historical documents concerning past instrument development, including the Aspen Process, please see this page.