sci22037 — Announcement

Gemini Science Meeting: Preliminary Program

May 3, 2022

Where: Seoul, Republic of Korea
When: 25–29 July 2022

#geminiobs22 #gsm22

The international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, 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 the exciting developments to soon come. Hosted by the partnership's newest member, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), this Science Meeting will feature the latest scientific results from the Gemini community, updates on instrumentation, adaptive optics, 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 and 11 August 2022. Come join us in Seoul!

Release of the Science Program

The preliminary science program is now available on the GSM22 website here:

Early Registration Deadline (7 May 2022)

Early Registration will end on Friday 7 May 2022. Registrants will have the option to change from in-person to remote attendance (and vice-versa) until 24 June 2022.  The registration pricing schedule is summarized on the following page:

Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission for contributed talks has closed. We are still accepting abstracts for posters until 30 June 2022 at the following link:

Entry requirements

Please check whether you are eligible for an electronic travel authorization (K-ETA) or a visa waiver here: If not, for all visa applications, please contact your nearest Embassy of the Republic of Korea to apply for a visa. The LOC (contact us at will provide a letter in support of visa applications to all registered participants.

COVID-19 protocols and policy

Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab and the GSM2022 organizing committees are committed to provide a safe meeting environment for all. We are preparing COVID-19 protocols and will put in place measures to minimize health risks that may occur during the meeting. Note that both in-person/hybrid and virtual-only meeting plans will be developed simultaneously to enable participants and organizers to quickly adapt to changing circumstances.

Important Dates

Early Registration ends: 7 May 2022
Regular Registration begins: 8 May 2022
Late Registration begins: 1 June 2022
Abstract submission deadline for posters: 30 June 2022
Registration closes: 30 June 2022
Virtual registration closes: 30 June 2022

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Bruno Dias, Universidad de Tarapacá, CL
Xiaohui Fan, University of Arizona, US
Stefan Gillessen, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, DE
Denise Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, BR
Narae Hwang, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, KR
Myungkook James Jee, Yonsei University, KR
Mansi Kasliwal, California Institute of Technology, US
Chung-Pei Ma, University of California, Berkeley, US
Megan Mansfield, University of Arizona, US
Thomas Puzia, Pontificia Universidad Católica, CL
Jake Turner, Cornell University, US
Kim Venn, University of Victoria, CA
Jonelle Walsh, Texas A&M University, US
Gillian Wilson, University of California Riverside, US
Jennifer Winters, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian, US
In-Soo Yuk, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, KR


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.

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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