This week in the STEM Community :

A post on the +Giant Magellan Telescope!

#stem   #scienceeveryday   #astronomy  

#giantmagellantelescope   #science  
#throwbackthursday  

Once completed, the Giant Magellan Telescope will be made up of seven mirrors: 28-feet in diameter and weighing 12.5 tons each.

Each mirror, like the one shared below, is being constructed at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory and takes about 42 months, from casting to polishing, to complete.

Copyright Ray Bertram, +The University of Arizona Steward Observatory

#Telescope   #GMTO   #Space   #astronomy   #BigScience  
Photo
Shared publiclyView activity