• 405th Anniversary of Galileo’s Telescope
    GMTO Project Director Pat McCarthy discusses the birth of the astronomical telescope and its continued technological development over the 405 years that followed, leading to the Giant Magellan Telescope.  More...Posted on August 28, 2014
  • Space Engineering facility takes off at ANU
    Australian National University completes its Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) and signs a $5 million design contract for a GMT instrument.  More...Posted on July 15, 2014

Press Releases

  • São Paulo, Brazil to Join Giant Magellan Telescope Project
    Dr. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz: "[T]he Executive Board of the Foundation has approved $40M toward membership in the GMT project. Discussions between the Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil are well advanced to share these costs and allow astronomers from all states of Brazil to have access to the telescope."  More...Posted on July 22, 2014