Gemini North (Frederick C. Gillett Gemini Telescope)

The observatory in Hawaii is a destination for UO physics students
  • Location: Mauna Kea, Hawaii
  • Owned by: The United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, Brazil and Argentina
  • In operation: Since 1999
  • Elevation: 13,600 feet
  • Number of telescopes: One (318-inch mirror)
  • Number of students who work there: Three to five interns work at the facility during the summer months, including undergraduates.
  • Did you know…? Gemini North and Gemini South—its sister observatory in Chile—can collectively access the entire sky for scientists from the six partner nations.

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