CFHT-Gemini time exchange program.



Information specific to CFHT users

You will find information specific to CFHT users that want to use the Gemini Telescopes for the 2021A Call for Proposals.

Time allocations

In exchange for use of GRACES and access to Espadons, the CFHT community has access to both Gemini North and South telescopes via the Gemini Call for Proposals. In 2021A, a total of seven nights are available on all the instruments at Gemini North and South.

These nights are divided across the CFHT community as:

  • Gemini North:
    4.0 nights for CFHT community, use of Guaranteed Time in exchange for GRACES, distributed as follows: Canada - 15 hours, France - 9 hours, UH - 10 hours
  • Gemini South:
    3.0 nights for CFHT community, use of Guaranteed Time in exchange for GRACES, distributed as follows: Canada - 15 hours and France - 9 hours.

The Gemini Phase I Tool

French members of the CFHT community can apply for time using the Gemini Phase 1 Tool under the agency CFHT.

Canadian and UH members of the CFHT community should access Gemini time as they would normally via the Canadian and UH TACs. The additional time is folded into the Gemini partner share.