We have been undertaking a programme on the Gemini 8-m telescopes to demonstrate the power of integral field spectroscopy, using the optical GMOS spectrograph, and the new CIRPASS instrument in the near-infrared. Here we present some preliminary results from 3D spectroscopy of extra-galactic objects, mapping the emission lines in a 3CR radio galaxy and in a gravitationally lensed arc, exploring dark matter sub-structure through observations of an Einstein Cross gravitational lens, and the star formation time-scales of young massive clusters in the starburst galaxy NGC 1140.
- galaxies: individual (3C324, NGC1140)
- gravitational lensing
- quasars: individual (Q2237+0305)
- techniques: spectroscopic