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Announcements

  • GMT2 Mirror Update

    September, 2012  the Giant Magellen Telescope Mirror 2 (GMT2) has completed the process of cleaning out the 1700 hexagonal columns made of special refractory material, which create the final honeycomb shape. This material can withstand high oven temperatures sustained during the...

  • Mirror Casting Event for the GMT

    On January 14, 2012, the second 8.4-meter (27.6 ft) diameter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be cast inside a rotating furnace at the UA’s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab underneath the campus football stadium.  The Mirror Lab will host a special event to...