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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 Science Highlights John Blakeslee 14 A Galactic Dance Gemini Press Release 16 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions GeminiFocus January 2020 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 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. 20 News for Users Gemini staff contributions 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 14. Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/AURA ii GeminiFocus January 2020