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The Giant Magellan Telescope will be located at Cerro Las Campanas at Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile, about two hours drive from the coastal town of La Serena. The images here show the progress of construction since the site was levelled in 2012.
A webcam is mounted on the West weather tower at the GMT site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The camera takes an image of the Giant Magellan Telescope construction site every 15 minutes. Every week, the images are added to the timelapse video.
The 8.4 meter GMT mirrors are produced at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona.
GMTO sponsors several conferences and community events throughout the year.
Renderings of the Giant Magellan Telescope showing the design of the telescope, enclosure and summit in 2015.
Renderings produced by Mason Media Inc.
The Giant Magellan Telescope Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on November 11, 2015 at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Distinguished guests participating in the ceremony were the President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, the US Ambassador to Chile Michael Hammer, the President of the University of Chile Ennio Vivaldi, and Chair of the GMTO Board Taft Armandroff.
A selection of GMT videos, including drone footage from the site, and some talks on the project.
A selection of brochures and other printed material about the GMT project.