Research and Engineering Technician III Job Posting
Jun 03, 2022
Our Research and Engineering Staff Technician III job posting is now active on the UA website. Job Posting #req10304 can be found here
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.
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.
MMT Observing Schedule: February 2022 – July 2022
Dec 22, 2021
The observing schedule for February 2022 – July 2022 can be found here.
Binospec in Nature Astronomy – See the photo!
Nov 01, 2021
Binospec data was recently published in Nature Astronomy. Read the paper here.
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 …
Telescope Operations Specialist, Sr. Job Posting
Aug 07, 2021
Our Telescope Operations Specialist, Sr. job posting is now active on the UA website. Job Posting #7908 can be found here.
MMT Observing Schedule: August 2021 – January 2022
Jul 30, 2021
The observing schedule for August 2021 – January 2022 can be found here.
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 …
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.