Corpus ID: 202712879

Strategic Scientific Plan for Gemini Observatory

  title={Strategic Scientific Plan for Gemini Observatory},
  author={John P. Blakeslee and A J Adamson and Chris Davis and R. J. D'iaz and Bryan W. Miller and A. Peck and R{\'e}ne G. M. Rutten and Gaetano Sivo and Joanna Elizabeth Thomas-Osip and T. A. Boroson and Rodrigo A. Carrasco and Erik Dennihy and Mario C. D'iaz and Laura Ferrarese and R. Green and Paul Hirst and N. Hwang and Inger J{\o}rgensen and Hak-Jun Kim and Scott J. Kleinman and Kathleen Labrie and T. Lee and Jennifer M. Lotz and Sandy K. Leggett and L. Medina and Atsuko Nitta and John Pollard and Henry G. Roe and Frederik Rantakyro and Gregory H. Rudnick and R. Salinas and Marcin Sawicki and Marieke van der Hoeven},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
We present the Strategic Scientific Plan (SSP) for the direction and activities of the Gemini Observatory in the 2020s. The overarching goal is to ensure that Gemini best uses the available resources to serve the needs of its international user community throughout the coming decade. The actionable items fall into three general categories: (1) preserving Gemini's current facilities and strengths; (2) developing instrumentation and software systems, including data pipelines, to enable new… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Making AEON a reality using APIs: experience integrating LCOGT and SOAR
An observation request language was developed suitable for describing observations across a wide range of current and future telescope facilities and observing resources, and an alternate option for observation management in the open source Observatory Control System (OCS) is introduced. Expand


Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea)
  • BAAS,
  • 2015
Automated Queue Planning implemented in advance of AEON scheduler
  • 2021
Demonstration of Gemini North & South being able to operate as nodes on the AEON transient follow-up network via Target Observation Managers
  • 2021
Full incorporation (of participant-determined fraction) of Gemini into AEON
  • 2021
Operations milestones 1. Initial deployment of first components of the upgraded Observatory Control System, including the new database infrastructure and interfaces
  • 2020