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Electronic Technician III Position Available

Dec 08, 2022

The MMT Observatory (MMTO), a joint venture of the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an Electronic Technician III to join the MMTO team. Apply here.

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Electronics Technician II Position Available

Dec 06, 2022

The MMT Observatory (MMTO), a joint venture of the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking to fill the position of Research Engineering Electronics Technician II (Electronics Technician). Apply here.

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Staff Technician, Temporary, Position Available

Dec 02, 2022

The MMT Observatory (MMTO), a joint venture of the University of Arizona and the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking to fill the position of Research Engineering Technician III (Staff Technician). Apply here.

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Queue Observer Position Available

Dec 02, 2022

The MMT Observatory (MMTO) seeks a Queue Observer (Laboratory Coordinator III) to join the MMTO team to support the nighttime operations of a modern world-class optical/infrared astronomical observatory. Apply here.

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MMT Observing Schedule: August 2022 – January 2023

Jul 25, 2022

The observing schedule for August 2022 – January 2023 can be found here.

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MMT in the News

Apr 14, 2022

Physics Today featured an article on LBTI but mentions how nulling was first developed at the MMT in the late 90s. You can read the article here.

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International Dark-Sky Week begins April 22

Apr 14, 2022

The Governor’s office has included observatories in Arizona in a proclamation for Dark-Sky Week, which begins April 22 through April 30.

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MMT Observing Schedule: February 2022 – July 2022

Dec 22, 2021

The observing schedule for February 2022 – July 2022 can be found here.

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Binospec in Nature Astronomy – See the photo!

Nov 01, 2021

Binospec data was recently published in Nature Astronomy. Read the paper here.

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COVID Information

Oct 19, 2021

In light of recent public health and safety concerns, all classical observing will be done remotely. For additional information or training, please contact Susan Wahl. Whipple Observatory’s visitor and science center, as well as tours, are closed to the public …

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