GeminiFocus October 2017 | Page 20

Registration for the 2018 Science and Evolution of Gemini Observatory conference is now open . Gemini North shutdown ends in August , returning the upper dome shutter to regular ( and much smoother ) operation . A new project has begun that will rethink and redesign important Observatory Control Software ; progress is already being made . And John Blakeslee begins his duties as Gemini ’ s new Chief Scientist .
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News for Users

Registration for the 2018 Science and Evolution of Gemini Observatory conference is now open . Gemini North shutdown ends in August , returning the upper dome shutter to regular ( and much smoother ) operation . A new project has begun that will rethink and redesign important Observatory Control Software ; progress is already being made . And John Blakeslee begins his duties as Gemini ’ s new Chief Scientist .
Meet You in San Francisco !
The Science and Evolution of Gemini Observatory ( SEG ) conference kicks off with a welcome reception on the evening of July 22 , 2018 , and runs through July 26 , 2018 . With San Francisco ’ s historic Fisherman ’ s Wharf as a backdrop , this meeting invites the Gemini community to review recent science highlights , identify needs in the context of Gemini ’ s evolving capabilities , and develop strategies for the future . The meeting will include
• user and staff presentations ( featuring science highlights , instrumentation , and observing modes ),
• informal discussions and breakout sessions ,
• a conference dinner ,
• and off-site visits .
Visit the SEG conference website and sign up to get update notifications .
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