sci23056 — Announcement

Gemini Fast Turnaround: October 2023

October 6, 2023

We are pleased to announce the monthly Call for Proposals for the Gemini Fast Turnaround (FT) Program. The upcoming deadline is 12:00 (noon) Hawai‘i Standard Time on 31 October 2023. Proposals are being accepted for Gemini North only. For successful proposals this cycle, observations will be active in the queue December 2023–February 2024. 

Please see the Call for Proposals for the detailed instrument availability. GMOS-N, GNIRS, MAROON-X, and `Alopeke are offered this cycle. The schedule for 2024A is not out but we anticipate that GMOS-N and GNIRS will be available in February. For any questions, please contact the FT team at

The FT program has been used to conduct pilot studies, complete observations for existing data sets, follow up newly discovered objects, and much more. Proposers will have two weeks to peer review up to eight other proposals. Results will be announced around the 21st of the month following the deadline. Data for successful programs can be obtained as early as one to two weeks after that. The FT program uses a dual anonymous review process (DARP). Proposals must use the FT DARP proposal templates and be anonymized as described in the Call for Proposals

For more information about Gemini’s capabilities see the Capabilities brochure.

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