Gemini Observatory is developing a queue-operated multi-conjugate adaptive optics facility, GNAO, for the 8-m Gemini North telescope. GNAO is part of the "Gemini in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy" (GEMMA) program which is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims at advancing Gemini's leadership role in high angular resolution and rapid-response astronomy. We present an overview of the GNAO project and design and highlight the scientific drivers for a Gemini North multi-conjugate adaptive optics facility.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #235
- Pub Date:
- January 2020