January 24, 2018

406 stars observed with GPI

In November 2014 we set out to observe 600 young, nearby stars with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) and the Gemini South telescope. Three years later, […]
July 1, 2016

GPI at 2016 SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation

GPI is here at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation conference in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk exoplanets and engineering with our colleagues around the world. We […]
May 30, 2016

GPIES May 2016 Observing Run: Women in Astronomy

Hello GPI fans! We are just wrapping up our cloudy, snowy May 2016 GPIES observing run. While the weather wasn’t the best, we accomplished what we […]
December 22, 2015

Observing planet formation at close range: Gemini Planet Imager’s view of the TW Hya disk

Investigations of star and planet formation have long focused on the rich stellar nurseries of Taurus, Ophiuchus, Chamaeleon, and a handful of similarly nearby (but lower […]
November 30, 2015

Extreme Solar Systems Featured in Online Press Conference

Announcement from the AAS The American Astronomical Society (AAS) will convene an online press conference on Tuesday, 1 December, featuring exciting new results on exoplanets from […]
November 12, 2015

Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey — One Year Into The Survey

Thursday, November 12 2015 – 9:00 am, PST AAS/SETI Institute press release presented at the DPS 2015 at National Harbor, MD, USA The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey […]
September 16, 2015

What do we know about planet formation?

Understanding how planets form in the Universe is one of the main motivations for GPI. Thanks to its advanced design, GPI specializes in finding and studying […]
September 2, 2015

What Self-Luminous Planets are Like

The planets that we are familiar with in our own solar system have evolved, aged, and cooled, for over 4.5 billion years since the Sun and […]
August 6, 2015

How GPI Works to See Planets

I sometimes compare the challenge of directly detecting a Jupiter orbiting a nearby star to finding a glowing needle in a haystack.  Oh, and by the […]