sci21057 — Announcement


July 20, 2021

Gemini Observatory is excited to host its first-ever virtual science meeting! This meeting will be a combination of invited talks, observatory updates, hands-on training sessions, and generous time for questions and discussion. There will be a special focus on upcoming instrumentation. This meeting is meant to bridge the gap between the last Gemini science meeting in 2018 and the next in-person meeting, currently planned for 2022. Due to the limited time, contributed talks will not be solicited. 

A preliminary schedule is available at:
Details about chat rooms and sign-ups for one-on-one meetings with speakers will be distributed in the third announcement. The Whova platform will be used to support the meeting.

Registration is open now at:
There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. However, participants will need to register to receive connection and other logistical information.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Opens: May 27, 2021
  • Registration Closes: August 15, 2021
  • Meeting Dates: August 23-26, 2021

Invited Speakers:

  • Kevin Luhman (Penn State University)
  • Eric Nielsen (New Mexico State University)
  • Rogemar A. Riffel (Federal University of Santa Maria)
  • Meg Schwamb (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Nora Troja (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Kristi Webb (University of Waterloo)
  • Jong-Hak Woo (Seoul National University)

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Janice Lee (Co-Chair)
  • Siyi Xu (Co-Chair)
  • Morten Andersen
  • Jennifer Andrews
  • Rodrigo Carrasco
  • Manuel Gomez
  • Scot Kleinman
  • Atsuko Nitta
  • Karleyne Silva
  • Hyewon Suh

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Joanna Thomas-Osip (Chair)
  • Jerry Brower
  • Jameeka Marshall
  • Jen Miller
  • Courtney Raich
  • Ally Tapia

Questions and feedback are welcome at

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