Arizona State University joins the GMTO

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has joined the mission to build the world’s largest telescope, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The project’s partnership with ASU will aid in GMT’s mission of discovery and its quest to answer some of the most fundamental questions of all: where did we come from, and are we alone in the Universe. The GMT will probe the atmospheres of planets around other stars for signs of biochemistry, and will look back to the early universe to understand how the first stars and galaxies formed.
See the full press release available on the GMT website.

ASU’s Dr. Rogier Windhorst will give a public lecture on next generation telescopes, including the JWST and GMT. The lecture will be live-streamed at 1.30pm AEST, 1st Dec 2017: more information is here.

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