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Giant Magellan Telescope

Green Light Given To Build World's Biggest Telescope

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

Four centuries have passed since the invention of the telescope, and in that time telescopes have gotten bigger and bigger--the better to peer into de...

405th Anniversary of Galileo's Telescope: Looking Back on How Past Innovation Influenced the Future of Astronomy

Dr. Patrick McCarthy | Posted 10.27.2014 | Science
Dr. Patrick McCarthy

Four hundred five years ago this week, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his new telescope to members of the Venetian senate in the Plaza San Marco. This presentation on Aug. 25, 1609, marks the birth of the astronomical telescope and the launching of a scientific revolution.

Inspiring a New Generation of Astronomers

Dr. Patrick McCarthy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science
Dr. Patrick McCarthy

The work involved in creating the largest telescope in human history, the Giant Magellan Telescope, must be matched by the energy invested in inspiring and preparing future astronomers to use it.

Mirror, Mirror... And Now, Mirror!

Wendy L. Freedman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Wendy L. Freedman

The milestone of our third mirror captures more than a moment in time, it heralds a rapidly approaching period of discovery.

Lee Speigel

Scientists Say ETs May Be Much Closer To Us Than We Ever Before Thought | Lee Speigel | Posted 02.06.2013 | Weird News

If ET phones home today, his long distance charge might not be as much as people believed when Steven Spielberg's classic film came out three decades ...