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1 Director’s Message Markus Kissler-Patig 3 The Host Galaxy of the Repeating Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102 Shriharsh Tendulkar, on behalf of the FRB 121102 collaboration 8 Persistence Pays Off in the Study of Shock-heated Gas Tom Geballe 12 Science Highlights Peter Michaud 15 The Chosen One: OCTOCAM (Gen4#3) Stephen Goodsell, on behalf of the OCTOCAM team 19 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions 21 News for Users Gemini staff contributions 26 Internships Alison Peck , with contributions by recent Gemini interns 29 Gemini Outreach Events Span Both Hemispheres! Alexis Ann Acohido & Manuel Paredes ON THE COVER: A diagram of OCTOCAM — our next facility-class (Gen4#3) instrument shown against a background illustrating the wide spectral range of this 8-channel imager and spectrograph, which will enable Gemini to take advantage of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope follow-up opportunities. Learn more about OCTOCAM starting on page 15. GeminiFocus April 2017 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: Managing Editor: Peter Michaud Associate Editor: Stephen James O’Meara Designer: Eve Furchgott/Blue Heron Multimedia Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Gemini Partnership. ii GeminiFocus April 2017