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Giant Magellan Telescope

Mirror Lab officially renamed

Mirror Lab officially renamed

The Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab honors the man who has helped propel two of the largest astronomical projects on the planet.

September 18, 2015 7:56 pm Photos

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UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

UA Mirror Lab to bear name of $20M donor

Richard F. Caris gift will help build the Giant Magellan Telescope.

December 15, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

UA pledges $60 million for giant telescope

Donation helps UA stay involved in consortium building world's largest telescope.

October 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

Third giant mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope

On Friday, the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab unveiled the third giant petal for a telescope that, if built today, would be the world's largest.

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The University of Arizona Mirror Lab is a one-of-a-kind assembly line

The University of Arizona Mirror Lab is a one-of-a-kind assembly line

It took seven years and $27 million to create the first of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), but now UA astronomers and optical scientists are gearing up to crank them out much more quickly and cheaply.

August 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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