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The Whereabouts of MMIRS & Megacam

It has been decided by the PIs of MMIRS and Megacam to leave both instruments at Magellan for the next several years as long as they are being scientifically productive there.

Official Statement on the Re-coating of the MMT Primary Mirror

The MMT was taken offline for an extended period during this year’s summer shutdown to re-coat the primary mirror.

Kodak Interviews Marget Geller

Catch an interview of Dr. Margaret Geller of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory posted on the Kodak website.

MMT Primary Mirror Coating Removed for Re-aluminization

The 6.5-meter MMT primary mirror was stripped of its aluminum coating on July 23, 2010, in preparation for re-aluminization.

MMT Telescope Operator featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" 6/4/10

MMT operator Mike Alegria is featured in an “unusual job” segment on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” this afternoon.

Movies of the new building going up...

We are moving along quickly with construction of the building extension at the summit.

*Update* - The Second MMT Science Symposium

The MMT Observatory and MMTO Council are pleased to announce the Second MMT Science Symposium.

New Red Channel Fully Depleted Detector

A new fully depleted detector for the Red Channel Spectrograph was commissioned in November 2009. 

Instrument Status 2010B

A short summary of the status of each MMT instrument is given below. If you would like any further information regarding any of the instrumentation please contact Morag Hastie (mhastie@mmto).

Applying for Observing 2010B

Proposal Deadlines for Trimester 2010B (1st May 2010 – 19th July 2010)