March 4, 2015

Debris Disks: Searching for Dust to Find Planets

No one is ever excited when the topic of “dust” is brought up. Usually dust is a hindrance – something you sweep away during spring-cleaning, or […]
January 8, 2015

Hello from AAS!

Happy new year, Internet! I’m starting off the year at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. It’s an annual conference where all the professional […]
January 7, 2015

The Gemini Planet Imager Produces Stunning Observations In Its First Year

Gemini Observatory Media Advisory For release at the American Astronomical Society meeting press confer-ence January 6, 2015, 10:15am (PST) Publication-quality images available at: www.gemini.edu/node/12314 THE GEMINI […]
November 12, 2014

One Year Anniversary, part 2

To follow up to Jason’s post, here’s a photo of our summit team today – much reduced in numbers here in person from a year ago, […]
November 12, 2014

One Year Anniversary

One year ago, GPI saw its first starlight on the night of November 11-12, 2013. In the year since that, the GPI team has been very […]
November 9, 2014

Gemini, GPI, and a new friend

The GPIES Exoplanet Survey has begun!  But that’s a different post.  For now, here are some photos of these great beautiful machines.  As we came up […]
November 9, 2014

I can spell GPI!

I don’t normally post about food, but this was too good to pass up. The food they serve at the cafeteria on the summit can sometimes […]
November 8, 2014

Detour on the Route to Chile

Time for my second GPI observing run! And this one is especially exciting as this run will officially start the GPI Exoplanet Survey. Flying down to […]
September 13, 2014

Snowed In

This week was the fourth commissioning run for GPI and I was happy to be back at Gemini to help. When we arrived it was a […]