On September 18, 2015 The University of Arizona celebrated the dedication of the newly-renamed Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Caris, whose $20 million transformational gift to the UA supports the university's partnership in the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will enable astronomers to study both planets around other stars and the most distant universe with more clarity and sensitivity than ever before. The telescope’s seven giant mirror segments (we will produce an eighth mirror, a spare, for the outer segments, which allows recoating off of the telescope), produced at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, will focus more than four to six times the amount of light of the current largest optical telescopes into images up to 10 times sharper than those of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The video may be seen HERE. The UANews article may been seen HERE.