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1 Director’s Message Jennifer Lotz 4 The First Repeating Fast Radio Burst in a Spiral Galaxy Benito Marcote, Kenzie Nimmo, and Shriharsh Tendulkar 9 NGC 2071 -IR: A Who-dunnit Mystery Tom Geballe 12 Speckle Imaging Takes Gemini to Its Diffraction Limit Rachel Matson and Andy Stephens 22 Making Good Use of Bad Weather: Finding Metal-poor Stars Through the Clouds Vinicius Placco 27 Science Highlights John Blakeslee 45 The Legend of Zorro Begins Ricardo Salinas and Steve B. Howell 48 A Galactic Dance Gemini Press Release 50 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions 15 Exoplanets Can’t Hide Their Secrets 61 News for Users from Innovative New Instrument Gemini Press Release 18 Neptune’s Moon Triton Fosters Rare Icy Union Jennifer Hanley ON THE COVER: Gemini North Multi- Object Spectrograph image of NGC 5394/5, otherwise known as the Heron Galaxy. This four- color composite captures an intimate moment in an elegant dance by two interacting galaxies some 160 million light years distant. To read more about this compelling interacting pair, turn to page 48. 69 Gemini Outreach Programs Sparkle in Both Hemispheres Manuel Paredes and Alyssa Grace 73 Papa ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Kilohōkū Alison Peck GeminiFocus January 2020 and 2019 Year in Review GeminiFocus is a quarterly publication of the Gemini Observatory 670 N. A‘ohoku Place Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720, USA Phone: (808) 974-2500 / Fax: (808) 974-2589 Online viewing address: Editor: Peter Michaud Associate Editor: Stephen James O’Meara Designer: Eve Furchgott/Blue Heron Multimedia Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/AURA ii Gemini staff contributions Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Gemini Partnership. GeminiFocus January 2020 / 2019 Year in Review