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Groundbreaking Ceremony to take place November 11, 2015

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GMTO will celebrate the start of construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope with a groundbreaking ceremony at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, on November 11, 2015.

Distinguished guests from the Chilean government and higher education sector will attend this historic event, along with VIPs from GMTO’s partner institutions.

In celebration of the start of construction of what will become one of the world’s largest optical telescopes, there will be captivating speeches by project staff, partner representatives and Chilean government officials, followed by a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking. Dinner will be served and, as the twilight settles, guests will have the opportunity to stargaze from one of the finest sites on earth.