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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...

The GMT and the NSF Funding Opportunity: An Explanation for our Astronomical Colleagues

As many of you know, the NSF Astronomy Division recently created an opportunity for funding entitled “Planning a Partnership Model for a Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope” that offered the possibility of one award of $250,000 per year for 5 years to “refine the roles of NSF and the community in project development, engage in planning science and engineering operations, prepare for potential future Federal funding opportunities after the start of the next decade.” MORE...

Rebecca A. Bernstein Joins GMT Project

GMTO announces the appointment of Rebecca A. Bernstein, Ph.D. to the position of GMT Project Scientist. Dr. Bernstein will provide technical and scientific leadership for the design and construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope. MORE...