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  • August - December Draft Observing Schedule

    Our preliminary draft observing schedule for August - December is now posted.

  • Distant Milky Way M Giants

    Scientists using the MMT's Red Channel Spectrograph have discovered the most distant Milky Way stars known to date. The red giant stars lie almost a third of the way to the Andromeda Galaxy. Read more.

  • Fire Restrictions Lifted - July 11

    Due to rains, fire restrictions have been lifted for now by the Forest Service. Please continue to practice good fire safety rules, including disposing of cigarettes in ashtrays. For more details, read here. Fireworks and similar devices are prohibited year-round on federal lands.

  • MMTO Summer Shutdown Dates

    The MMTO summer shutdown began on Tuesday, July 15. We will reopen on Tuesday, August 19.