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Weizmann Institute of Science Joins Giant Magellan Telescope, a Top Priority for Science Worldwide

Renowned research institution will advance the world’s most powerful telescope, strengthening international desire to see farther into space with more detail than ever before. PASADENA, CA — On September 14, 2021, the GMTO Corporation welcomed the Weizmann Institute of Science into its international consortium of distinguished universities and research institutions building the Giant Magellan Telescope. MORE...

El Instituto de Ciencias Weizmann se une al Telescopio Magallanes Gigante, una prioridad científica a nivel mundial

El prestigioso centro de investigación formará parte del telescopio más poderoso del mundo, contribuyendo a hacer realidad el anhelo internacional de ver más lejos en el espacio y con más detalles que nunca. PASADENA, CA – El 14 de septiembre de 2021, GMTO Corporation dio la bienvenida al Instituto de Ciencias Weizmann como nuevo integrante MORE...

Engineering Marvel: Sixth Mirror Cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

The 8.4-meter mirror joins five of the world’s largest mirrors previously cast for the Giant Magellan Telescope, one of the world’s largest and most anticipated extremely large telescopes. PASADENA, CA — The Giant Magellan Telescope announces fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world’s largest monolithic mirrors. These mirrors will allow astronomers to see MORE...

2020 in Photos

2020 in photos 2020 was a year of progress and challenge for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Here is our 2020 story told in photos. Click the image to see the caption. For the latest progress of the Giant Magellan Telescope, take a look at our 2020 in review newsletter. MORE...

December 2020

Use the quicklinks below to navigate to the topics that interest you: 2020 in Review Updates From the Construction Site Major National Science Foundation Grant Accelerates Telescope Development Did You Know? Protecting the Telescope From Extreme Earthquakes Prototyping the Adaptive Secondary Mirrors Event Recap: SPIE 2020 Join us at AAS 2021 2020 in the News MORE...

Giant Magellan Telescope earns top marks in earthquake safety, a first in observatory design

International review panel praises the Giant Magellan Telescope’s innovative seismic protection system capable of protecting the 13.6-million-pound telescope structure from earthquake damage in one of the world’s most seismically active regions. PASADENA, CA — Engineers designing the Giant Magellan Telescope have solved an immense design challenge never attempted before: Protecting a 22-story rotating observatory and MORE...