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2014-01-15 08:34:18

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essextec (Essex Technology Group, Inc.), an IT and business solutions provider servicing the northeast US, plans to expand its offerings by acquiring the US operations of Gemini Systems. Gemini Systems, located in New York City, is a technology consulting company which specializes in delivering information technology solutions based on the IBM Software portfolio. Essextec currently offers a wide range of scalable infrastructure,...

Gemini Planet Imager Tracks Down Giant Planet Orbiting Beta Pictoris
2014-01-07 13:47:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The internationally operated Gemini Observatory has announced the start-up of its new Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), a device designed to capture images of planets outside our Solar System and probe their atmospheres. The imager, which released its first image on Tuesday, was deployed on the observatory’s 8-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile. "Even these early first-light images are almost a factor of 10 better than the previous...

2013-12-17 23:00:06

New children’s book takes readers into orbit with John Glenn. Cuyahoga Falls, OH (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 On February 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn took the historic trip into space aboard the Friendship 7, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. In the new children’s book, “Gemini Cricket: John Glenn - First Person to Orbit the Earth” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Barbara Crotts and illustrator Emil Khory recapture Glenn’s journey as children share...

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Also Provide Celestial Pollution
2013-08-10 06:31:00

[ Watch the Video: Laser Lights Criss Cross Hawaiian Skies ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend. As redOrbit’s Lawrence Leblonde reported, scientists are predicting that due to a lack of strong moonlight, this could be one of the most impressive shows in years. But that isn’t the reason scientists are so happy about the shower. In addition to a fantastic light show every summer, the Perseid shower provides...

Series Of Striking On-sky Images Taken By FLAMINGOS-2 Released Today
2013-08-09 07:57:15

Gemini Observatory Gemini Observatory’s latest tool for astronomers, a second-generation infrared instrument called FLAMINGOS-2, has “traveled a long road” to begin science observations for the Gemini scientific community. Recent images taken by FLAMINGOS-2 during its last commissioning phase dramatically illustrate that the instrument was worth the wait for astronomers around the world who are anxious to begin using it. “It’s already one of our most requested instruments at...

2013-07-24 23:00:29

An exhilarating space odyssey awaits in Crystal Dawn’s “Planet Amazon II”. BERRYVILLE, Ark. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 In the first book of author Crystal Dawn’s science fiction epic series, Army colonel Andrea Staton enters a land from legend, a world known as Planet Amazon, which is located in the Gemini galaxy and inhabited by warrior women. After her trials and tribulations in that alien world, she is about to go and explore the other worlds in a whole new galaxy, strange and...

Adaptive Optics Details New Space Images From Gemini Observatory
2013-07-03 11:05:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Gemini Observatory in Chile have just released the first new images of space created with their state-of-the-art adaptive optics system, called GeMS. An acronym for Gemini Multi-conjugate adaptive optics System, GeMS allows scientists at the observatory to capture deep-space images without the usual distortions created by Earth's atmosphere. "What we have seen so far signals an incredible capability that leaps...

2013-06-24 11:35:55

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) announced this week that Dr. Todd Boroson has accepted the role of Director effective August 1, 2013. Dr. Boroson will replace Wayne Rosing, Founder and President, and Tim Brown, Science Director. Dr. Boroson has served the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) for the last 24 years as director, deputy director and currently as astronomer. NOAO, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), operates observatories at Kitt...

Gemini Observatory Has New Instrument To Study Universe With Such Clarity, Detail
2013-01-10 12:45:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Gemini Observatory in Chile are touting a new instrument that they claim will allow astronomers to “study the universe with an unprecedented level of clarity and detail.” The system is called GeMS, and it is an advanced adaptive optics system that has been installed on the Gemini South telescope. According to a statement released by representatives of the facility on Wednesday, it is the first...


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