System Level Preliminary Design Review

The Giant Magellan Telescope project has successfully passed its System Level Preliminary Design Review. The project was reviewed by an international panel comprised of experts involved in building telescopes around the world. The panel examined the design of the giant telescope, its complex optical systems and precision scientific instruments.

Richard Kurz, former Project Manager for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and panel chair noted that the panel enthusiastically recommended that the GMT project “proceed as rapidly as possible to construction.”

Links to the review documents are provided below. Please note that some of the pdfs are quite large.