June 10, 2023

On This Day in Space! Jan. 18, 2002: Gemini South Observatory opens in Chile

On Jan. 18, 2002, the National Science Foundation formally opened the Gemini South telescope in Chile. This ended up being the 2nd telescope to make up the Gemini Observatory. The Gemini South telescope on the night of January 21-22, 2011 throughout the very first propagation of the GeMS laser guide star system on the sky.