Topic: Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope Breaks Ground in Chile

Nov. 11, 2015
GMT artist's concept

The McDonald Observatory, along with an international group of universities and research institutions, celebrate groundbreaking for telescope that will address key questions in cosmology, astrophysics and more. 

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UT, Partners Approve Giant Magellan Telescope Construction

June 3, 2015
Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which is poised to become to the largest optical telescope in existence, announces major milestone with 11 international partners including UT Austin.  

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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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