US National Gemini Office

Users Support Portal

The US NGO main goal is to support US Gemini Users in the phases of the astronomical observing cycle, from proposal preparation through data analysis. This page is the main portal to all information needed in the different phases, explaining and connecting to specific Gemini web pages, where users can find definitive contents on instruments and modes. In addition, this page contains tools for data reduction and analysis for the entire Gemini community. You don't find what you are looking for? Let us know (email addresses below).





If you have questions about your 2020A Gemini program, please contact your contact scientist, or the NGO (

GNIRS will be available in 2020B, we encourage GNIRS users to submit proposals by April 7th!

Semester 2020B, new proposal deadlines:

US Gemini proposals  are due on April 7th, 2020, at 23:59 MST

LLP proposals are due on April 7th, 2020, at 23:59 HST.


Gemini Science Instruments and data reduction links

Who We Are

Letizia Stanghellini ( is an Astronomer at the NSF's OIR Lab, and the Head of the US NGO

Dara Norman (,  Deputy Director of the Community Science and Data Center
Jane Price (, Administration Support contact 
David Herrera (, collaborates with the US NGO
Verne Smith (,  Manager of the National TAC











Last updated or reviewed April 3, 2020.