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  • Feb. 15-19 - Mt Hopkins Road Work Near Summit

    Road work continues during the week of February 15 just below the summit at km 19.75 with that portion closed from 9:15am-4:00pm. It is open on the weekends.

     

  • MMTO aids in new discovery

    Astronomers at the University of Arizona and the University of Wyoming have discovered a pair of quasars at high redshift using, in part, spectra obtained at the MMTO. The quasars are surprisingly bright and close together - an unusual find that may eventually lead to a better understanding of the early growth of the most massive black holes in the universe. Whether the discovery was a chance find or whether there are many more pairs of quasars at similar distances will have to wait for a more comprehensive search. In the meantime, you can read more details here.