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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.

New Red Channel Fully Depleted Detector

A new fully depleted detector for the Red Channel Spectrograph was commissioned in November 2009. 

Instrument Status 2010B

A short summary of the status of each MMT instrument is given below. If you would like any further information regarding any of the instrumentation please contact Morag Hastie (mhastie@mmto).

Applying for Observing 2010B

Proposal Deadlines for Trimester 2010B (1st May 2010 – 19th July 2010)