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July 2020

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Meet GMTO: Bob Goodrich

Bob Goodrich is GMT’s Observatory Scientist. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He’s been with GMTO since March 2015. What sparked your interest in science? I have always been fascinated by those greater things out in the Universe; planets, stars, galaxies… What discoveries can we make MORE...

Astronomy at Home

Astronomy is the perfect activity to do from home – both indoors and outdoors. Read below for some ideas from GMTO’s partner institutions, and others, to keep you and your family informed and entertained. Backyard Stargazing Enjoy the great outdoors from home by taking your stargazing skills into the backyard. The McDonald Observatory of GMTO MORE...

Top Astronomy Stories of 2019

First images of a black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope In April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project announced they had taken the first-ever image of a black hole. The image, a glowing orange donut around a central black circle, showed the black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy, 55 million MORE...

Multimedia: Giant Magellan Telescope signs contract for telescope structure

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