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  • May - August Observing Schedule

    The DRAFT May - August MMT observing schedule can be found here.

  • Parking Lot Work at the MMT

    Improvements to the summit parking lot began on March 13 to allow easier movement of instruments between the Instrument Repair Facility (IRF) and main MMT building. The summit parking area may be congested at times. Notice will be given regarding concrete truck traffic on pour days. Work is expected to be completed by the end of March.

  • Adaptive Optics Upgrade

    The f/15 secondary and adaptive optics (AO) system at the MMTO will be temporarily unavailable while the system is being upgraded as part of an NSF-funded project. The last observing run with the system prior to the upgrade was March 9-14. The upgraded system should see first light in approximately 18 months. Design and initial development has started on the new electronics for the deformable mirror (DM), the PCR reconstructor, the user software interface, the ARIES instrument upgrades (PIs D. McCarthy and C. Kulesa), and the refurbishment of the optical test bench for DM calibration.