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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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MMT Observing Schedule: August 2021 – January 2022

Jul 30, 2021

The observing schedule for August 2021 – January 2022 can be found here.

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Dr. Jacques Beckers obituary

May 27, 2021

Dr. Jacques Beckers, 87, passed away on February 26, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jacques was the first Director of the new Multiple Mirror Telescope after it was dedicated in 1979 and served in that role until 1984. His obituary …

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Update: Mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner

Apr 21, 2021

The Instrument Support Group and SAO team (working remotely) continue to work on the issue with gripper #2 in the Hectospec fiber positioner. We anticipate returning the instrument to service in early 2021b.

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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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