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A Significant Milestone

A significant milestone for GMTO’s primary mirror controls team recently took place at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona – the bringing together of the mirror simulator, the prototype mirror cell, and the test cell. Read more about the simulator, how it came together, and the planned tests here. MORE...

Declaración conjunta sobre el Programa ELT de EE.UU.

Declaración conjunta sobre la presentación de las propuestas de “Planificación y diseño de un programa de telescopios extremadamente grandes de EE.UU.” a la Fundación Nacional de Ciencias A fines de mayo de 2020, los socios del Programa de Telescopios Extremadamente Grandes de EE. UU. (US-ELTP) presentaron conjuntamente tres propuestas de Planificación y Diseño a la MORE...

Joint Statement from the US ELT Program

At the end of May 2020, the partners of the US Extremely Large Telescope Program (US-ELTP) jointly submitted three Planning and Design proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF).  MORE...

SPIE: On Shaky Ground

A new generation of ‘extremely large’ telescopes is being built in earthquake-prone areas. How will engineers protect these massive machines? MORE...

RFP Announcement of Opportunity

GMTO will issue a request for proposals for the final design and construction of the telescope main structure in 2016. The telescope will be procured through open competition. All qualified vendors are invited to submit proposals, irrespective of nationality or location. An industry interaction conference was held in Los Angeles, California on September 21 & 22, 2016. Additional information can be found here. MORE...