Dr. Wendy Freedman honored

Pasadena, CA – On Wednesday, February 23, GMTO honored Dr. Wendy Freedman for her leadership and service to the GMT Project as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2003-2015.

Dr. Freedman was presented with a bronze model of the telescope and a framed GMT print signed by current GMTO staff.

Dr. Charles Alcock, Dr. Bob Kirshner, Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Dr. Matthew Colless spoke about Dr. Freedman’s many contributions to the project, which included growing the project funding to $0.5B and building the Founder base to an international collaboration involving four countries and eleven Founders.

A selection of photos from the event are below.


Dr. Wendy Freedman was presented with a framed GMT print by Dr. Patrick McCarthy (Interim President).


Dr. Freedman with Board members Dr. Byeong-Gon Park and Dr. Taft Armandroff (Board Chair).


Dr. Freedman was presented with a bronze model of the GMT.


Current and former Board members and guests gather for dinner.


The dinner was held at Bistro 45 in Pasadena.