Latest News

Back on the sky!

Jun 11, 2020

We are happy to announce that after 88 nights of being shut down, Saturday night June 13th will be the first full night of science observations at the MMT since Monday, March 16. On Wednesday, June 10th Whipple Observatory …

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Update from the Director

Jun 04, 2020

We are getting closer to resuming nighttime operations at the MMT. We have completed all of the University of Arizona requirements to “Restart Research” and are awaiting just one final approval. Whipple Observatory has also submitted a request …

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MMT in the News

Jun 01, 2020

The Green Valley News covered how the pandemic is affecting research. You can read the article here.

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Status of the MMT Observatory

May 15, 2020

The MMT Observatory is working toward possibly resuming “Reduced Operations” on or shortly after May 26.
Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve used input and feedback from the entire MMT staff (and valuable input from others) to …

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MMT Observing Schedule: May – July 2020

Apr 10, 2020

The observing schedule for May – July 2020 can be found here.

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MMT Extended Closure

Apr 07, 2020

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the MMT Observatory suspended nighttime operations on Tuesday, March 17th. Since then, routine site inspections by a single staff member have been conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Currently, there is no timeline …

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MMTO Closure

Mar 19, 2020

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, and the health and safety of our staff and their families, the MMT Observatory suspended nighttime operations for at least one week starting on Tuesday, March 17th. Given our goal and efforts …

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Postponed- Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy

Mar 04, 2020

Eric Christensen, Principal Investigator of the Catalina Sky Survey, “Near Earth Objects”, from Lunar Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona talk has been postponed for Fall 2020. Click here for upcoming dates and the list of all speakers and their …

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Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy – March 18, 2020

Mar 04, 2020

Eric Christensen, Principal Investigator of the Catalina Sky Survey, “Near Earth Objects”, from Lunar Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona is the invited speaker for this upcoming Smithsonian lecture series. This lecture will be held Wednesday, March 18 at …

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MMT Observing Schedule: January- April 2020

Jan 01, 2020

The observing schedule for January – April 2020 can be found here.

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