Topic: Giant Magellan Telescope

UT Austin to Become Partner in Construction of World's Largest Telescope

March 7, 2014

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Friday authorized UT Austin to spend $50 million in research reserves to participate in building the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be the world's largest telescope when it's completed in 2020. The project will give students, researchers and faculty the opportunity to make groundbreaking discoveries in astronomy.

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Preparation for World's Largest Telescope to be Streamed Online

March 22, 2012

Event:  The detonation of a mountain peak at The Carnegie Institution's Las Campanas Observatory in Chile to begin site preparation for the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be live-streamed to the general public.

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Get a peek at the Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 18, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin is part of a group of institutions working together to build the Giant Magellan Telescope. See the telescope in action in this animation.

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Moon Passes Mars, Regulus and Saturn May 19-22; High-Resolution Images, HD Animation Available from StarDate Media

May 14, 2010

The bright star Regulus joins the Moon and the planet Mars to form a beautiful lineup high in the southern sky at nightfall May 19-22, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Mars Brightest for Year, Pairs up with Full Moon Jan. 29

Jan. 27, 2010

One of the skywatching highlights of the year takes place on the night of Jan. 29, as the full Moon and the planet Mars march high across the sky, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. Mars and the Moon are low in the east-northeast at nightfall, with the Red Planet to the left of the Moon. Mars looks like a brilliant orange star.

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