Abstract Details

Title: Gemin Observatory, transition to base facility science operations

Authors: Michael Sheehan, Gelys Trancho, Dolores Coulson, Ariel Lopez

Institute/Affiliation: Gemini Observatory

Abstract Type: poster

Abstract Information:

The Gemini Observatory is entering the planning stage of transferring full science operations from the summit facilities to the base facilities for both the both the Gemini North telescope at Mauna Kea Hawaii and the Gemini South telescope at Cerro Pachon Chile. We present the state of our current capabilities for base facility operation, some known system upgrade requirements and the process we intend to use to identify all all remaining upgrades necessary to achieve safe, efficient and continuous base facility science operations.