Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope. For more images, visit http://www.gmto.org/gallery-stills.html. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation.)

Texas A&M Reaffirms Support to Help Build Giant Magellan Telescope

Mar 06, 2015
"The A&M System's Board of Regents vote will enable Texas A&M scientists to lead exciting projects like the characterization of the first galaxies to form and measurements of atmospheres of planets around other stars. Because we have also been selected to lead the construction of key initial instruments for the telescope, we will have the opportunity to be among the first to use the massive telescope for science, ensuring that the Texas A&M astronomy program will be among the world's finest."
Darren DePoy, Texas A&M astronomer