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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...

Giant Magellan Telescope Organization and University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory Partner to Inspire the Next Generation of Astronomers

Launches New Teacher Workshop with Teachers across the U.S. Fort Davis, Texas (June 24, 2014) –The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Organization is partnering with The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory to present a new teacher workshop curriculum that will educate teachers about how the GMT, the world’s largest telescope, will dramatically advance the MORE...

Third Mirror Casting Event for the Giant Magellan Telescope

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, the third mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be cast inside a rotating furnace at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, the only facility in the world where mirrors of this size are being made. MORE...

World’s Most Advanced Mirror for Giant Telescope Completed

Scientists at the University of Arizona and in California have completed the most challenging large astronomical mirror ever made. The mirror will be part of the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope, which will explore planets around other stars and the formation of stars, galaxies and black holes in the early universe. MORE...