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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 Gemini Observatory has issued a Request for Proposals for Instrument Feasibility Studies to be funded by Gemini - Letters of Intent are due by 17 Nov 2014 (23/09/14)

2015A Call for Magellan Proposals - Deadline 5pm 7 October 2014 (18/09/14)

Australian astronomers using Gemini have discovered a supermassive black hole inside a dwarf galaxy (18/09/14)

Congratulations to the Australian Gemini Undergraduate Summer Studentship recipients for 2014/15: Rhiannon Gardiner and Conor O'Neill (17/09/14)

Reduced GSAOI data for the Gemini Frontier Fields are now available (8/09/14)

2015A Call for Gemini and Subaru Proposals - Deadline 5pm 30 September 2014 (4/09/14)

Gemini e-newscast #62 is now available (22/08/14)

A beta release of Gemini IRAF scripts for the new GMOS-S Hamamatsu CCDs is now available (22/07/14)

The July 2014 issue of the GeminiFocus Newsletter is now available (2/07/14)

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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