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GMT’s First Giant Mirror Segment Starts Journey South

The first of seven 27-foot mirrors that together assemble into the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope, has left the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona, making space for the production of the remaining mirror segments. At 2:00 a.m. on Sept. 20 the hangar-like doors of the Mirror Lab, located MORE...

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...