sci23004 — Announcement

Gemini-North Primary Mirror Update

January 26, 2023

The Observatory now has a signed agreement in place with Safran-REOSC for the preparatory work, glass repair, and lateral-pad removal for the primary mirror at Gemini North and Safran-REOSC has begun their preparatory work. Our current schedule has the return to science operations in late March/early April barring unforeseen delays, consistent with our previous update. 

Further updates will be posted at both the NOIRLab and Gemini websites. 

About the Announcement



Gemini North telescope - side view

International Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab/AURA/J. Pollard