You are hereBlogs
For a behind-the-scenes visit to the MMT Observatory, take a look at a video appearing in Astronomy magazine's blog at Astronomy.com. The video was created by Jason Davis, a science journalism graduate student at the U of A.
On June 7, R. Lunnan and collaborators from Harvard/CfA detected the optical afterglow of a distant gamma ray burst with the MMT's Blue Channel Spectrograph only seven hours after the alert went out from the Burst Alert Telescope. More information about the detection can be found here.
A recently commissioned (Nov. 2012) capability at the MMT includes filtered imaging with MMTCam. A new publication by D. Milisavljevic (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and colleagues on the slowly-evolving supernova 2012au, includes the first published results from MMTCam. Data from MMT Blue Channel Spectrograph was also included in the paper.
The MMTO has an opening for an Operations Manager/Chief Engineer (job #52207). Details and an online application can be found here.
You can now follow us on twitter! The MMTO has an account at http://twitter.com/mmtobservatory. Get daily updates on instrument changes, science results, road conditions, weather and much more.
Read a science journalism student's insight into a night of observing with U of A Professor Ed Olszewski! Click here.
Remote observing is available at the MMT for those observers experienced with the Blue and Red Channel Spectrographs. Eleven astronomers have utilized this capability since September 2012 from a variety of locations across the country. To read more, click on the title.
A recent mini-documentary regarding light pollution in Arizona, researched and filmed by Jason Davis, a UA Master's student studying science journalism, discusses the adverse effects on observatories along with its effects on other areas of concern as well. To view it, click here.
The MMTO has an opening for an Electronic Technician, Sr. (job #51844). Details and an online application can be found here.