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  • Hypervelocity Stars in the Milky Way

    Appearing in the June issue of Physics Today is an article by Warren Brown (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) describing his research on hypervelocity stars conducted in part at the MMT Observatory.

  • Successful Coating Tests

    In early May, the MMTO staff completed two full scale coating system tests. Utilizing the bell jar assembly at base camp, the coating system provided a 1050 Å thick coating (recorded at the two center deposition monitors that correspond to the center of the primary mirror) on May 4 and a 1150 Å thick coating on May 11. This critical milestone in preparation for the 2016 primary mirror realuminization was the first time all ten filament arrays containg the new style filaments had been fired using the MMTO-developed control software.

  • 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.