Giant Mirror Presents a Unique, Oversize Load

May 20, 2015

UA News May 2015 | After years of polishing to perfection, the mirror slated to form the heart of the Large Synaptic Survey Telescope, expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos as a place of constant change, has left the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab.  The only telescope mirror ever made that combines two mirrors in one piece of glass left the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab on Monday, where it had spent the past seven years in various stages of production.  more>