UH’s Information Technology Services, the grant allowed high-speed access to Gemini’s large, high-resolution data files and better community outreach via the Internet [12].

The June 1999 dedication of Gemini North ushered in a new era of optical astronomy for a new millennium. The first data release, in October 2000, provided a spectacular glimpse into the core of the Milky Way [13]. The dedication ceremony for Gemini South occurred in January 2002, for the first time allowing complete coverage of the entire sky from an 8-m-class observatory [14]. Since the completion of both telescopes, Gemini data have yielded a steady stream of scientific papers.

References

[1] Gemini public webpage at <http://www.gemini.edu/public/mauna.html>.

[2] Gemini public webpage at <http://www.gemini.edu/public/pachon.html>.

[3] Gemini Project Newsletter, Number 1, March 1992.

[4] NOAO Newsletter No. 34, June 1, 1993.

[5] Gemini Project Newsletter No. 5, June 1993.

[6] The International Gemini Telescopes Annual Report, 1995.

[7] Gemini Funding Profile.

[8] Frontiers, September 1998.

[9] The International Gemini Telescopes Annual Report, 1998, p. 35.

[10] Corning News Release, October 11, 1995.

[11] Corning News Release, May 9, 1997.

[12] Gemini Observatory Press Release, April 15, 1999.

[13] Gemini Observatory Press Release, October 16, 2000.

[14] Gemini Observatory Press Release, December 3, 2001.

[15] Gemini Observatory Press Release, September 30, 1994.

[16] Gemini Observatory Press Release, February 8, 1996.

[17] Letter from NSF staff associate for Gemini, August 29, 1997.

[18] Gemini Observatory Press Release, February 18, 1998.

[19] Gemini Observatory Press Release, June 29, 1998.

[20] Gemini Observatory Press Release, November 18, 1998.

[21] Gemini Observatory Press Release, March 20, 2000.

[22] Gemini Observatory Press Release, January 7, 2002.

[23] Gemini Observatory Press Release, November 13, 2002.

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