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2010 Aluminization Video

Here is the video from the camera mounted in the window of the vacuum bell jar during the ‘shoot’.

The Whereabouts of MMIRS & Megacam

It has been decided by the PIs of MMIRS and Megacam to leave both instruments at Magellan for the next several years as long as they are being scientifically productive there.

Official Statement on the Re-coating of the MMT Primary Mirror

The MMT was taken offline for an extended period during this year’s summer shutdown to re-coat the primary mirror.

Kodak Interviews Marget Geller

Catch an interview of Dr. Margaret Geller of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory posted on the Kodak website.

MMT Primary Mirror Coating Removed for Re-aluminization

The 6.5-meter MMT primary mirror was stripped of its aluminum coating on July 23, 2010, in preparation for re-aluminization.

MMT Telescope Operator featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" 6/4/10

MMT operator Mike Alegria is featured in an “unusual job” segment on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” this afternoon.

Computing at the MMT

Site Computers

Located in the control room, the observer computer for MMT instruments such as Blue and Red Channel is pixel, a 27-inch iMac. It has all the software observers would use for observing as well as preliminary data reduction. If you have any questions regarding pixel or the observing software, please contact the MMT software group.

Movies of the new building going up...

We are moving along quickly with construction of the building extension at the summit.

*Update* - The Second MMT Science Symposium

The MMT Observatory and MMTO Council are pleased to announce the Second MMT Science Symposium.