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Giant Magellan Telescope Organization names WSP as Construction Manager

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization today announced that it has awarded the contract to manage construction of the world’s largest observatory to WSP, a global engineering and professional services consultancy. Sited in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope will combine the light from seven 8.4 meter mirrors to create a telescope with an effective MORE...

Telescope Mount Stage 1 contracts awarded

GMTO is pleased to announce that two contracts have been awarded this week to advance the design of the Giant Magellan Telescope mount, leading to a final selection next year of the contractor to fabricate and deliver the structure. After a process that lasted just over a year, the two companies selected are IDOM, headquartered MORE...

Universidad Estatal de Arizona se une a la Organización Telescopio Magallanes Gigante

Pasadena, Calif. – 29 de noviembre, 2017 – La Organización Telescopio Magallanes Gigante (GMTO) anunció hoy que la Universidad Estatal de Arizona (ASU) se ha unido a la tarea de construir el telescopio más grande del mundo, el Telescopio Magallanes Gigante (GMT). La alianza con la ASU ayudará a alcanzar la misión del GMT, que es MORE...

In Memoriam: Jeffrey McClintock

Jeff McClintock represented Smithsonian on the GMTO Board of Directors from 2010-2013. He was a great supporter of the GMT project and will be missed. MORE...

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...