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  • Observing Schedule

    The September-December MMT observing schedule and program titles can be found here.


    The SHELS (Smithsonian Hectospec Lensing Survey) is a complete galaxy redshift survey covering two fields. The first field, available here, was recently published by astrophysicist Margaret Geller (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). It includes over 9000 new galaxy redshifts obtained with the Hectospec instrument on the MMT. The two well-separated fields provide an amazing database for future studies of galaxy properties and the large-scale structure of the Universe.

  • Opening for Assistant Staff Scientist

    The MMTO has an opening for an Assistant Staff Scientist (posting #A20787). Details and an online application can be found here.