Australian membership of the international Gemini Partnership

  • Lattanzio, John (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Boyle, Brian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Carter, Bradley (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Colless, Matthew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Couch, Warrick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Drinkwater, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Forbes, Duncan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Parker, Quentin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Robertson, James (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sackett, Penny (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Webster, Rachel (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

The international Gemini Partnership is an intergovernmental consortium taht operates two 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes, in Chile and Hawaii. Australia joined the IGP in 1998, with 4.76% of the partnership. The Gemini telescopes have been carefully engineered to exploit the superb atmospheric conditions at both sites, allowing users to address key astronomical problems in new ways. Through membership of Gemini, Australian astronomers have access to the world-class facilities necessary to maintain their high international profile, and to enhance the national capacity to construct advanced scientific instrumentation. Australian institutions are currently building two new instruments and conducting a study for a third.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/07

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD1,030.00
  • Monash University