The Gemini Planet Imager’s (GPI’s) team just went through a 2-week review period which began on the July 8th. During the formal “sit-down review” at the University of California Santa Cruz, a total of 28 people, including staff from Gemini and the GPI project team, were physically attending the review and a number of others were participating remotely. A group picture was taken to immortalize this important moment in the life of this project (Thanks to Marshall Perrin).

Group picture of the GPI Pre-Delivery Acceptance Review taken at UC Santa Cruz
Group picture of the GPI Pre-Delivery Acceptance Review taken at UC Santa Cruz Front row: Kayla Hardie, Jennifer Dunn, Stephen Goodsell, Bruce Macintosh, Sandrine Thomas
Second row: Patrick Ingraham, Marshall Perrin, Brian Walls, Fredrik Rantakyro, Markus Hartung, Ramon Galvez, Naru Sadakuni
Third row: Vincent Fesquet, Andrew Serio, Gaston Gausachs, Kent Wallace, James Larkin, Carlos Quiroz, Don Gavel
Back row: Scott Kleinman, Kris Caputa, Dave Palmer, James Graham, Jeff Chilcote, Dmitry Savransky, Les Saddlemeyer
Not shown: Daren Dillon, Kathleen Labrie
(credit: Marshall Perrin)

Today the reviewers are expected to decide whether or not the instrument is ready to be shipped to Chile for installation on Gemini South. GPI’s main goal is to search and characterize exoplanets around nearby stars using the Gemini South telescope.

More soon!

Clear skies

Franck Marchis

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