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1 Director’s Message Jennifer Lotz 3 Making Good Use of Bad Weather: Finding Metal-poor Stars Through the Clouds Vinicius Placco 8 Science Highlights John Blakeslee 13 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions 16 News for Users Gemini staff contributions 21 Gemini Outreach Programs Sparkle in Both Hemispheres Manuel Paredes and Alyssa Grace ON THE COVER: GeminiFocus April 2019 Gemini GeMS+GSAOI J, K color composite image of HP 1, a globular cluster just 3° away from the Galactic Center that is a “fossil relic” of the Galactic bulge’s early formation. The work, led by Leandro Kerber of the Universidade de São Paulo and Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz in Brazil, is featured in this issue’s Science Highlights starting on page 8. GeminiFocus is a quarterly publication of the Gemini Observatory ii 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 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 April 2019