UA Set to Cast First Mirror for World's Largest Telescope in July

June 12, 2007

UA News June 2005 | The University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab is pre-firing its huge spinning furnace and inspecting tons of glass for casting a first 8.4-meter (27-foot) diameter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The casting is scheduled for Saturday, July 23.  more