Artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope enclosure, telescope and site at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation)

$205 Million Investment Accelerates Giant Magellan Telescope Construction

Story Courtesy of the Giant Magellan Telescope Corporation

Aug 02, 2022
"This new investment is a major step forward for the entire project. It brings us closer to realizing the recommendation for federal investment in the US-ELT project — of which the Giant Magellan Telescope is a part — as the top ground-based priority of the Astro2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics."
Dr. Robert C. Kennicutt Jr., Texas A&M astronomer and Astro2020 Decadal Survey co-chair