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 …
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.
MMT Observing Schedule: May- July 2021
Apr 02, 2021
The observing schedule for May- July 2021 can be found here.
MMT Observing Schedule: January – April 2021
Dec 16, 2020
The observing schedule for January – April 2021 can be found here.
Nat Carleton Obituary
Nov 20, 2020
Nat Carleton passed away on February 25, 2020 at the age of 90. Nat was one of the founding fathers of the MMT Observatory. He served as SAO’s Project Scientist, along with Bill Hoffman at the University …
Mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner
Nov 13, 2020
A mechanical failure in the Hecto fiber positioner has temporarily disabled it. Binospec has been mounted on the MMT in place of Hecto during November. Planning for servicing Hecto while respecting COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions is underway. If …