Some news from Gemini Observatory,
Gemini Observatory has revealed the list of observing proposals scheduled in 2014B (the second half of 2014) that will use the GPI instrument. Those programs focused on the search for companions around nearby stars and also stars known to possess a disk and/or a planet by radial velocity. Other groups are using the quality of data provided by GPI to study planets already imaged with previous instruments, such as the HR8799 system and Beta Pic b. Their goal is the study the atmosphere of those planets and also to collect more astrometric positions to refine the orbit of the exoplanet.
The complete list of accepted proposal is attached below. Rank 1 proposals with a total time of 28h are very likely to be fully completed. Rank 2 proposals (47.3h), however, will be partially completed.
Good luck to all these teams from several Gemini Observatory partners (United States, Australia, Canada and Chile) with their observations. We look forward to hearing about your discoveries.
This table lists the proposals accepted for 2014B (August 2014 to January 2015). First column contains the program numbers, second column indicates the name of the principal investigator, third column the partner country (CL=Chile, US=USA,…), 4th column is the title, and last column the number of hours requested.
|GS Scientific Ranking Band 1|
|GS-2014B-Q-5||Cieza||CL||GPI observations of Young, Nearby, and Dusty A-type Stars||8.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-7||Currie||CA/US||A GPI Investigation of Clouds and Chemistry in Planets Orbiting HR 8799||5.50|
|GS-2014B-Q-10||Hardy||CL||The first detection of a second-generation substellar companion||2.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-11||Ireland||AU||Exoplanets Scupting the UX Tau Transitional Disk?||3.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-16||Kraus||US||Imaging disk asymmetries and planet formation in a pre-transitional disk||8.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-22||Perez||CL||Mapping the protoplanetary disk in EP Cha: planet formation and dust evolution at a critical age||1.50|
|GS Scientific Ranking Band 2|
|GS-2014B-Q-37||Biller||US||Exometeorology: Searching for Weather on Beta Pictoris b||17.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-39||Christiaens||CL||Companions and spiral arms in the disk of Herbig AeBe disks with large gaps||4.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-48||Graham||CA/US||Astrometry of Beta Pic with GPI||3.30|
|GS-2014B-Q-56||Marois||CA/US||GPI detailed spectroscopic and astrometric characterization of HR 8799cde.||10.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-62||Salter||AU||Imaging and Spectroscopy of Long Period Companions to Doppler Planet Search Stars||7.00|
|GS-2014B-Q-65||Wright||CA||Unveiling the Inner Regions of Circumstellar Envelopes and Winds of AGB Stars||6.00|