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Scott Dahm

NOIRLab – Interim Director International Gemini Observatory Before Scott Dahm moved into the Interim Director role, he was Deputy Director ...
NASA's Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

NASA’s Hubble Finds Bizarre Explosion in Unexpected Place and Gemini South Captures Cosmic ‘Finch’

A very rare, strange burst of extraordinarily bright light in the universe just got even stranger – thanks to the ...
NOIRLab: Gemini North Detects Multiple Rock-Forming Elements in the Atmosphere of a Scorching Exoplanet

NOIRLab: Gemini North Detects Multiple Rock-Forming Elements in the Atmosphere of a Scorching Exoplanet

WASP-76b is a strange world. Located 634 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Pisces, the Jupiter-like exoplanet ...
NOIRLab: Gemini North Back On Sky With Dazzling Image of Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

NOIRLab: Gemini North Back On Sky With Dazzling Image of Supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

Gemini North, part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, is back observing the night sky following the ...
NOIRLab: Astronomers Witness Star Devouring Planet: Possible Preview of the Ultimate Fate of Earth

NOIRLab: Astronomers Witness Star Devouring Planet: Possible Preview of the Ultimate Fate of Earth

By studying countless stars at various stages of their evolution, astronomers have been able to piece together an understanding of ...
NOIRLab: Dual Quasars Blaze Bright at the Center of Merging Galaxies

NOIRLab: Dual Quasars Blaze Bright at the Center of Merging Galaxies

Astronomers using an array of ground- and space-based telescopes, including Gemini North on Hawai‘i, have uncovered a closely bound duo ...
NOIRLab: ‘Taffy Galaxies’ Collide, Leave Behind Bridge of Star-Forming Material

NOIRLab: ‘Taffy Galaxies’ Collide, Leave Behind Bridge of Star-Forming Material

The Gemini North telescope, one half of the International Gemini Observatory, operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, captured this dazzling image of ...
NOIRLab: Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

NOIRLab: Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

Black holes are the most extreme objects in the Universe. Supermassive versions of these unimaginably dense objects likely reside at ...
A black star field filled with stars and galaxies

NOIRLab: Record-Breaking Gamma-Ray Burst Possibly Most Powerful Explosion Ever Recorded

In the early-morning hours of 14 October 2022, astronomers using the Gemini South telescope in Chile operated by NSF’s NOIRLab ...
NOIRLab: Sharpest Image Ever of Universe’s Most Massive Known Star

NOIRLab: Sharpest Image Ever of Universe’s Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory ...
This 180-megapixel panorama shows the various Maunakea observatories including Gemini North, part of the International Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF's NOIRLab.

AURA and NSF’s NOIRLab Acknowledge Hawai‘i House Bill 2024

The International Gemini Observatory, a program of the National Science Foundation's (NSF’s) NOIRLab, which operates the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea, and its management ...
NOIRLab: Gemini North Telescope Helps Explain Why Uranus and Neptune Are Different Colors

NOIRLab: Gemini North Telescope Helps Explain Why Uranus and Neptune Are Different Colors

Astronomers may now understand why the similar planets Uranus and Neptune are different colors. Using observations from the Gemini North ...