World's largest telescope ready for construction; lightweight honeycomb mirrors are world's most advanced design

May 12, 2014

Designfax May 2014 | The Giant Magellan Telescope project has successfully passed two major reviews, completing its detailed design phase and positioning the project to enter the construction phase. Taking advantage of the world's most advanced mirrors -- designed and built at the University of Arizona -- the 25-m telescope will have more than six times the light-gathering area of the largest telescopes today and 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope. more>