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Astronomy Week in Pasadena – October 16-22, 2016

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek announced tonight that a coalition of the world's leading space science and astronomical institutions based in Pasadena are partnering to produce Astronomy Week, October 16-22, 2016. MORE...

RFP Announcement of Opportunity

GMTO will issue a request for proposals for the final design and construction of the telescope main structure in 2016. The telescope will be procured through open competition. All qualified vendors are invited to submit proposals, irrespective of nationality or location. An industry interaction conference was held in Los Angeles, California on September 21 & 22, 2016. Additional information can be found here. MORE...

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Casts Fourth GMT Segment

The University of Arizona celebrates the newly renamed Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, part of Steward Observatory and the College of Science, and casts the fourth of the Giant Magellan Telescope’s primary mirror segments. MORE...

Register for the Third Annual GMT Community Science Meeting

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is hosting a three-day conference on the topics of resolved stellar populations and galaxy formation. Scientists from around the world will gather at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on the Monterey Peninsula in California to discuss the state of the field in topics ranging from using galaxies as cosmological probes, near-field MORE...