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Gemini Planet Image joined the Cosmic Diary Network
Published 6/12/2012 in Gemini Planet Imager Author Franck Marchis
The Gemini Planet Imager team is joining the Cosmic Diary Network. GPI is the next generation adaptive optics instrument being built for the Gemini South Telescope. The goal is to image extrasolar planets orbiting nearby stars. The GPI team will use this blog to show the progress on the development of this instrument and discuss the science results which will be obtained in 2013. WHO: GPI is being built by a consortium of U.S. and Canadian institutions, funded by the Gemini Observatory, which is an international partnership comprising the U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil & Chile. WHEN: After more than 5 years of development (preliminary design review... read more ❯

Introduction
Published 5/9/2012 in Rob French's Blog Author rfrench
Hello, everyone.  Welcome to my blog as part of the Cosmic Diary.  I'm an astronomer at the SETI Institute.  Or a planetary scientist.  Or a planetary astronomer.  Or something.  I've never figured out what to call myself.  I spend my days doing what most scientists do: converting raw data into published papers, hopefully figuring out some fundamental truth about the universe and advancing the scope of human knowledge along the way.  Or at least that's the theory.  Often my days are actually spent beating my head against... read more ❯

Hello! Bonjour! Happy New Year! Bonne Annee!
Published 1/1/2009 in Franck Marchis Blog Author Franck Marchis
Hello, This is my first post of my first blog ever! I always wanted to maintain a blog to report and discuss the latest development in the field of Planetary Science. The IYA2009 finally gave me the opportunity to do that. Thanks! Resolution for the year 2009: To have at least 2 posts per week  in my blog. Just to clarify, I will not always discuss in details latest discoveries or have lengthy scientific discussion on a topic. I am hoping to take time in this blog to reveal a bit more about my job, and the institutions where I work. I consider that... read more ❯