sci21121 — Announcement

Gemini Observatory Science Meeting 2022

November 11, 2021

First announcement: Abstract Submission, Self-Nomination for Invited Talks, Registration

Gemini Observatory Science Meeting 2022 
Where: Seoul, Republic of Korea
When: 26-29 July 2022

The International Gemini Observatory invites its user community to gather in Seoul, Republic of Korea, for a celebration of our continuing mission to provide forefront access to the entire sky, and a preview of exciting developments to come. Hosted by the partnership’s newest member, this Science Meeting will feature the latest scientific results from Gemini, updates on current instrumentation projects and operations developments, and a discussion of Gemini’s strategic plans for the coming decade. The meeting will be held immediately before the IAU General assembly in Korea between 2-11 August 2022. Come join us in Seoul!


Millennium Hilton Seoul, 50 Sowol-ro, Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04637, Korea

The Millennium Hilton Seoul is located in the heart of the capital and largest city of Korea. Take in spectacular views of the city and Mount Namsan just steps away from Seoul Central Train Station, scenic parks, fabulous dining, and shopping districts.

Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission is now open for contributed talks and posters at the following link.The deadline for abstract submission of contributed talks is 15 January 2022, and posters is 30 June 2022. 

Self-Nomination for Invited Talks

The SOC is soliciting self-nominations for invited talks to broaden the range of researchers and research given high visibility in the Gemini community. As usual, invited speakers will be allocated additional time for their presentations relative to accepted contributed talks. Self-nominations are completed through the abstract form. Forms submitted by Saturday 27 November 2021 will receive full consideration by the SOC, and the complete invited speaker list will be announced in mid-December. 


Registration will open on 15 December 2021. There is an early registration fee of $450 USD for this in-person event. The registration pricing schedule is summarized on the following page: 

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: 8 November 2021
Full consideration of self-nomination for invited talk: 27 November 2021
Early Bird Registration opens: 15 December 2021
Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks: 15 January 2022
Contributed talks/Program announced: 15 March, 2022
Regular Registration opens: 1 April 2022
Late Registration opens: 1 June 2022
Abstract submission deadline for posters: 30 June 2022
Registration closes: 30 June 2022

Confirmed Invited Speakers

(Complete slate to be announced in mid-December)

Xiaohui Fan, University of Arizona 
Denise Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro
Narae Hwang, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
Myungkook James Jee, Yonsei University
Chung-Pei Ma, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas Puzia, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
Gillian Wilson, University of California Riverside 

Scientific Organizing Committee

Elliott Horch (Chair), Janice Lee, John Blakeslee, Xiaohui Fan, Denise Gonçalves, Myungshin Im, JJ Kavelaars, Jacqueline Keane, Quinn Konopacky, Jae-Joon Lee, Jennifer Lotz, Chung-Pei Ma, Adam Muzzin, Adam Reiss, Carlos Saffe, Siyi Xu 

Local Organizing Committee

Hwihyun Kim (Chair), Anne Jordan (Co-Chair), Ji Yeon Seok (Co-Chair), Jerry Brower, Jocelyn Ferrara, Jeong-Eun Heo, Narae Hwang, Venu Kalari, Ye Jin Kim, Heeyoung Oh, Soung-Chul Yang


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