US National Gemini Office

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.  All Gemini Users are encouraged to contact us with questions and comments.




Want to know how to reduce your GMOS data?  -- Check out the new cookbook.


Have questions about GMOS? -- Check out the new FAQ pages


News on Gen4#3 instrumentation


2016 AAS Mini-Workshop "Adaptive Optics: From Planning Observations through Data Reduction" was held in Orlando in January.  Talks byClaire Max: "Adaptive Optics for Astronomers: The Basics"Tim Davidge: "AO 101: Considerations for Designing AO Observing Programs of Resolved Stellar Systems"Franck Marchis: "Processing and Data Analysis with AO Instruments: Challenges and Perspectives"

Gemini Science Instruments and data reduction links

  • 2016 AAS Mini-workshop on AO data reduction (see News)



Post-data acquisition sites


Who We Are

Tom Matheson at NOAO is also supporting the US NGO.

Last updated or reviewed April 14, 2016.