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Welcome to the home page of the Australian Gemini Office

The Australian Gemini Office (AusGO) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory coordinates Australian usage of large offshore facilities including the Gemini 8.1 metre telescopes in Hawaii and Chile; the Subaru 8.2 metre telescope in Hawaii (via a time exchange agreement with Gemini); and the Magellan 6.5 metre telescopes in Chile. AusGO consists of the Australian Gemini Scientist (Stuart Ryder) and AusGO Research Fellow Caroline Foster based at the AAO, and the Joint AusGO / Macquarie University Lecturer in Astronomy Richard McDermid.



What's new on the AusGO and Gemini web sites?


The report from the Oct 2014 meeting of the Gemini Science & Technology Advisory Committee, as well as the resolutions from the Nov 2014 Gemini Board meeting are now available (16/12/14)

Astronomy Australia Ltd have signed an agreement with AURA giving Australian astronomers access to 7 classical nights on the Gemini telescopes in 2016 (16/12/14)

The 2014 AGUSS students Rhiannon Gardiner and Conor O'Neill get down to business at Gemini South (11/12/14)

Some recorded presentations from the 2014 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop are now available (21/11/14)

Gemini e-newscast #65 is now available (18/11/14)

Registration is now open for the Future and Science of Gemini Observatory conference in Toronto, 14-18 June 2015 (14/10/14)

A new patch release of Gemini IRAF for reducing data from the new GMOS-S Hamamatsu CCDs only is now available (10/10/14)

The October 2014 issue of the GeminiFocus Newsletter is now available (2/10/14)



The Winning Image from our 2013 Student Contest!

Image credit: Isobelle Teljega (St Margaret's Anglican School), Travis Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage), and the Australian Gemini Office

The face-on spiral galaxy IC5332.
Image proposed by Year 8 student Isobelle Teljega.




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