The University of Arizona

Second Giant Magellan Telescope Mirror Casting Set for Saturday

Texas A&M January 2012 | On January 14, 2012, the second 8.4-meter (27.6 ft) diameter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) -- of which Texas A&M University is a founding member -- will be cast inside a rotating furnace at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab (SOML) underneath the campus football stadium.  more>