Feb 11th: The Gemini Observatory


Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Title: The Gemini Observatory

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorthhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

Description: The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration that runs 8 meter telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Cerro Pachon in Chile. In this podcast recorded at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Dr. Morten Andersen, Dr. Andy Adamson and Dr. Andre-Nicolas Chene discuss various aspects of the observatory and research carried out by Gemini.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com. You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

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