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Meet You in San Francisco!

The Science and Evolution of Gemini Observatory 2018 conference kicks off with a welcome reception on the evening of July 22nd and runs through July 26th. With San Francisco’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf as a backdrop, this meeting invites the Gemini community to review recent science highlights, identify needs in the context of Gemini’s evolving capabilities, and develop strategies for the future. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for: user and staff presentations featuring science highlights, instrumentation, observing modes; informal discussions and breakout sessions; a conference dinner; and off-site visits (watch for details!)



I. Science with Gemini: Topical Reviews

  • Solar System
  • Exoplanets
  • Cosmic Explosions
  • Galactic Astronomy
  • Nearby Galaxies
  • AGNs
  • Distant Galaxies and Cosmology

II. Instrument Themes

  • High Resolution Spectroscopy
  • Review of GPI Science and Possible Upgrades
  • Instrument development, Future Instruments, Potential Visitor Instruments

III. Panel Discussions

  • The Balance of Gemini Proposal Modes
  • Future Evolution of Gemini