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1 Director’s Message Laura Ferrarese 3 Korea Becomes a Full Participant in Gemini Gemini press release 5 Understanding the Emission of OH Megamaser Galaxies Hekatelyne Carpes and Rogemar A. Riffel 10 Science Highlights John Blakeslee 15 On the Horizon Gemini staff contributions 19 News for Users Gemini staff contributions 25 AstroDay Hawai‘i 2018 Janice Harvey ON THE COVER: Gemini Participants’ flags fly in the front of the Gemini North Base Facility. The Korean flag now flies (second from right) since joining Gemini as a full Participant (page 3). Credit: Joy Pollard GeminiFocus July 2018 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 July 2018