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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?

Registration is now open for the 2015 Australian Gemini, Magellan, and Keck Science Symposium from 21-22 May 2015 at the AAO (26/03/15)

2015B Call for Magellan Proposals - Deadline 5pm 10 April 2015 (23/03/15)

Gemini e-newscast #69 is now available (19/03/15)

Australian astronomers use Gemini to help discover one of the Milky Way's most distant star clusters (4/03/15)

2015B Call for Gemini and Subaru Proposals - Deadline 5pm 31 March 2015 (3/03/15)

The early registration and abstracts deadline for the Future and Science of Gemini Observatory conference in Toronto, 14-18 June 2015 has been extended until 13 March 2015 (1/03/15)

A new version of the GMMPS software for designing GMOS masks is available (28/02/15)

Version 1.13 of the Gemini IRAF package, containing many enhancements for GMOS data reduction, is now available (30/01/15)

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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