Topic: Galaxies

Texas Astronomers Lead Early Webb Telescope Studies

Nov. 27, 2017
JWST over Austin

UT Austin professor Steven Finkelstein leads one of the first projects using NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope to discover the most distant galaxies ever seen. 

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Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT's McDonald Observatory

Jan. 14, 2014

McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas  Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Texas-Sized Computer Finds Most Massive Black Hole in Galaxy M87; Indicates Accepted Masses for Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Too Low

June 9, 2009

University of Texas at Austin Signs Agreement for Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 6, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin has joined with eight other astronomical research organizations from three continents in signing the Founders' Agreement to construct and operate the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at Las Campanas Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.

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