Australia Gives $72 Million for the Giant Magellan Telescope

July 12, 2009

UA News July 2009 | The Steward Observatory Mirror Lab is now polishing the first GMT mirror.  The Australian government has announced that it will provide $88.4 million AUD, or $72.4 million USD, to help fund the revolutionary 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope to be sited at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile's high-altitude Atacama Desert.  more>