Gemini Telescope on Mauna Kea Named in Honor of Dr. Frederick C. Gillett

Approximately 60 friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Fred Gillett view the uncovered 8-meter mirror of Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i during ceremonies naming the telescope "The Frederick C. Gillett Gemini Telescope", November 13, 2002. More than 200 people attended a banquet in honor of Dr. Gillett following the event. Dr. Gillett, who died in April 2001, was one of the primary visionaries of the Gemini Observatory. He was instrumental in assuring that the ground-breaking design of Gemini's twin 8-meter telescopes would be a major scientific contribution to astronomy in the 21st Century.



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Release date:Nov. 13, 2002, 8 p.m.
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