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MMT Observing Schedule: May- July 2021

Apr 02, 2021

The observing schedule for May- July 2021 can be found here.

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MMT Observing Schedule: January – April 2021

Dec 16, 2020

The observing schedule for January – April 2021 can be found here.

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Nat Carleton Obituary

Nov 20, 2020

Nat Carleton passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 90. Nat was one of the founding fathers of the MMT Observatory. He served as SAO’s Project Scientist, along with Bill Hoffman at the University …

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Mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner

Nov 13, 2020

A mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner has temporarily disabled it. Binospec has been mounted on the MMT in place of Hecto during November. Planning for servicing Hecto while respecting COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions is underway. If …

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MMT Observing Schedule: August – December 2020

Jul 24, 2020

The observing schedule for August – December 2020 can be found here.

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MMT in the News!

Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Wen-Fai Fong, using the MMT MMIRS, helped solidify the redshift of a short GRB at z=1.8, the most distant with an optical afterglow detection to date! You can read Dr. Fong’s research featured on CNN here.

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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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