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US NGO at the AAS #241 Meeting

March 13, 2023


The US National Gemini Office, at the Community Science and Data Center/NSF's NOIRLab, hosted a Splinter Session at the 241st AAS Meeting in Seattle. The meeting was part of a planned series in which scientists show their results based on Gemini observations, focusing on a particular topic. The main topic for the Splinter Session was the importance of Gemini observations in the JWST era. For the scientific program, we focused on science enhanced by the synergy between Gemini and JWST data, for example, to encourage the usage of Gemini data to plan and enrich the results from Webb. The speakers were not exclusively PIs/co-Is of JWST-approved programs, but also included scientists planning or already working on data from both (and possibly other) observatories to increase their science scope.

The Splinter Session was open to all interested, and included an introduction, five science talks (listed below), and general discussion at the end. Invited speakers are current and potential Gemini users who have shown an interest in combining their Gemini data with JWST observations. We included science topics covering several of the main Webb themes, such as planets and exoplanets, stellar populations and the ISM, galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and cosmology.

Links to presentations (abstracts) and slides:

2023 AAS Splinter Session: The Role of Gemini Observations in the Era of JWST

SOC: Letizia Stanghellini (Chair, NSF's NOIRLab/CSDC), Vinicius Placco (NSF's NOIRLab/CSDC), Janice Lee (NSF's NOIRLab/Gemini)

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