The University of Arizona

One-of-kind...two mirrors in one!

LSST has left the building!

LSST Cast March 2008, Completed May, 2015!
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This telescope will revolutionize the way we look at the sky

"A Perfect Mirror"

View the Mirror Making Process

See how the mirrors for the GMT are created.
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Each of the GMT Mirrors will weigh roughly 10 tons

GMT3 Next Phase: Rear-surface grinding

GMT Telescope -- astronomical engineering at its finest
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The GMT will have a resolving power 10 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope!

Casting for GMT4 to begin this summer 2015

20 tons of E-6 borosilicate glass will begin melting this summer!
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News

Announcements

  • Colossal telescope coming into focus

    Tucson.com July 2015 | We all know the impossible triangle of projects. Trying to go fast and cheap at the same time rarely ends up with a good product and, more often than not, is not as fast as planned anyway. LBT was supposed to...

  • Polishing Off a Mirror

    UANews May 2015 | The only telescope mirror ever made that combines two mirrors in one piece of glass departed the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab on May 18 after spending seven years in various stages of...

  • The telescope looking for the beginning of time

    CNet May 2015 | The universe is a big place.  Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time...