Sep 14th: New Instruments at the Gemini Observatory

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks & Dr. Scott Kleinman

NEID spectrometer is being installed and it will soon start to search for exoplanets by using the Doppler, or Radial Velocity (RV), effect. 

Title: New Instruments at the Gemini Observatory

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.lsst.org/ ;

Description: The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration that runs twin 8 meter telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. In this podcast, Dr. Scott Kleinman discusses the new and upgraded instruments currently under development to keep Gemini at the forefront of astronomical research for years to come.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, he earned a B.A. in physics at Grinnell College and his M.S. at Michigan State University. He taught high school physics, math and astronomy for 11 years at schools on St. Croix, Florida and Wisconsin. He spent the 2001-2002 school year working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a recipient of the Fermilab Teacher Fellowship. He spent the summer of 2003 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the Research Experience for Teachers. He has been working as a NASA Astrophysics Ambassador since 2002.

Dr. Scott Kleinman is the Associate Director of Development at the Gemini Observatory where he oversees the development of new and upgraded instruments for the Gemini telescopes.

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