The Gemini Observatory (www.gemini.edu) consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet: the Mauna Kea mountain in the Big Island of Hawaii and the Cerro Pachón mountain in Chile. From these locations in Hawaii and Chile, Gemini Observatory’s telescopes can collectively access the entire sky. Gemini was built and is operated by a partnership of 6 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Any astronomer in each partner country can apply for time on Gemini which is allocated in accordance with the amount of financial support provided by each country. The LNA – Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (www.lna.br) is the Brazilian Gemini Office. I am presently the Brazilian representative in the Gemini Board.
Algumas fotos do Observatório Gemini Sul e Telescópio: