MMT Observing Schedule: August – December 2020
Jul 24, 2020
The observing schedule for August – December 2020 can be found here.
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.
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 …
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 …
MMT in the News
Jun 01, 2020
The Green Valley News covered how the pandemic is affecting research. You can read the article here.
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 …
MMT Observing Schedule: May – July 2020
Apr 10, 2020
The observing schedule for May – July 2020 can be found here.
MMT Extended Closure
Apr 07, 2020
Due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the MMT Observatory suspended nighttime operations on Tuesday, March 17th. Since then, routine site inspections by a single staff member have been conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Currently, there is no timeline …
Mar 19, 2020
Due to concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, and the health and safety of our staff and their families, the MMT Observatory suspended nighttime operations for at least one week starting on Tuesday, March 17th. Given our goal and efforts …
Postponed- Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy
Mar 04, 2020
Eric Christensen, Principal Investigator of the Catalina Sky Survey, “Near Earth Objects”, from Lunar Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona talk has been postponed for Fall 2020. Click here for upcoming dates and the list of all speakers and their …