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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...

In Memoriam – João E. Steiner

The team at GMTO Corporation is celebrating the life of astronomer João Evangelista Steiner, who died unexpectedly on September 10, 2020. As a professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo, Dr. Steiner made remarkable contributions to the Brazilian and international astronomical communities. MORE...

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...

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...

July 2020

GMTO's July 2020 newsletter is published. 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...