Here is a selection of GMT videos, including drone footage from the site, and some talks on the project. More videos can be found on our YouTube channel
Full Concept Animation of the Giant Magellan Telescope
This animation, produced by Mason Media, Inc., shows a fly-through of the GMT, close ups of the instrument bay, and the summit site.
Credit: “Giant Magellan Telescope – GMTO Corporation.”
GMT Site — February 2017
Drone footage of the Giant Magellan Telescope site at Las Campanas taken in February 2017. The video shows the summit: the two white circles represent the size of the enclosure (outer circle) and the pier (inner circle). Also visible are the newly installed guardrails on the summit and the roads. In the distance the construction workers’ residences and kitchen/dining facilities at Support Site 2 can be seen.
Credit: Drone footage courtesy Ricardo Alcayaga.
GMT Site — October 2016
Recent drone footage from the Giant Magellan Telescope site at Las Campanas, shows nearly complete dorms on support site 2 and summit offices. Drone footage courtesy of Ricardo Alcayaga.
TED Talk by Dr. Wendy Freedman
Dr. Wendy Freedman presents a TED talk describing how the GMT might show us the beginning of the Universe.
GMT Construction Phase Begins
The GMT Project announces construction. Comments from Dr. Wendy Freedman, Dr. Matthew Colless, Dr. Edward Moses, and Dr. Patrick McCarthy.
UA Mirror Lab Casts Third Mirror for GMT
Scientists at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona cast the third mirror in a series of seven that will be used to construct the Giant Magellan Telescope.
B-roll footage of the mirror fabrication is available upon request.
Credit: Carina Johnson/UA News.
A Perfect Mirror
Dr. Wendy Freedman and Dr. Pat McCarthy discuss the Giant Magellan Telescope’s mirrors and the science that they will enable.
A Universe Beyond
Dr. Edward “Rocky” Kolb of the University of Chicago discusses the Giant Magellan Telescope.
Dr. Robert Kirshner explains the conundrum of modern science–that much of what we “know” about the universe is probably wrong and explains how the Giant Magellan Telescope addresses these fundamental mysteries.
A New Window on the Universe
The Giant Magellan Telescope: A New Window on the Universe. Perspectives from leading astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M.