The International Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet. The Gemini South telescope is located on a mountain in the Chilean Andes called Cerro Pachón, where very dry air and negligible cloud cover make this a prime telescope location. Learn from Manuel Paredes, NOIRLab’s Outreach Manager in Chile, about the history of the Gemini Observatory, the international collaboration that keeps it running, the various jobs that contribute to the science here, and some of the biggest discoveries that the telescope has enabled.

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