Giant Magellan Telescope enters construction phase

Giant Magellan Telescope enters construction phase

The 11 international partners of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, which includes the University of Chicago, announces the commitment of more than $500 million to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescope...

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The 11 international partners of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, which includes the University of Chicago, announces the commitment of more than $500 million to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes. This animated video shows the operation of the Giant Magellan Telescope. Announcing the project’s construction phase and commenting on its capabilities are Wendy Freedman, chair of the GMTO Board of Directors; Matthew Colless, vice chair of the GMTO Board; and Edward Moses, GMTO president. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope—GMTO Corporation)