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First “Extremely Large Telescope” seeking to unlock the universe’s mysteries
First “Extremely Large Telescope” seeking to unlock the universe’s mysteries

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Couldn't attend our 5th Annual Community Science Meeting? Check out our Storify that chronicles the entire event! #GMT17.
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Our quarterly newsletter is out! Read up on the latest and greatest from GMTO, including our #GMT17 Community Science Meeting, Mirror Lab updates and more: http://www.gmto.org/2017/09/september-2017/
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Last month’s snow has cleared and spring has officially arrived at the #GMTelescope site in Chile! Photos captured by Francisco Figueroa of GMTO. #LifeatLCO
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9/27/17
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Here's footage of the #GMTelescope mirror segment 1 en route from +The University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab to a nearby storage facility in Tucson, AZ. This is the first step of its journey towards its ultimate destination in the Chilean Andes.
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#GMTelescope's first giant mirror segment has started its journey south! The mirror was transported from the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab (located beneath +The University of Arizona's football field) to a storage facility eight miles away. Check out more details, photos and footage of the move here:
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#FunFactFriday - The #GMTelescope housing, or “dome,” will be 63 meters (206 ft). The dome has a large number of retractable doors that can open at night to allow airflow, which ensures that the interior nighttime temperature matches the ambient temperature with high precision.
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GMTO is hiring a Structural/Controls System Engineer to work within the Integrated Modeling team.

Primary responsibilities include: optimizing control systems, analyzing structure-control interaction, and system-level trade studies using an end-to-end coupled optical/control/structural simulation model. This model will be used for demonstrating telescope performance to requirements, and later, for verifying that the as-built telescope meets the performance requirements.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.gmto.org/resources/employment/structuralcontrol-systems-engineer-2/
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Thank you to everyone who attended the #GMT17 Community Science Meeting this week! We enjoyed all discussions revolving around the "Chemical Evolution of the Universe." Expect more event photos posted on http://www.gmtconference.org soon.
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"Cosmic Noon" was today's theme at #GMT17 with sessions on CGM/IGM and galaxies. Featured here are two of today's speakers: Sean Johnson from +Princeton University (left image) discussed chemically enriched gas around galaxies at z<0.5. Stephanie Juneau (right image) from +National Optical Astronomy Observatory discussed the evolution of the ISM in galaxies through cosmic time.
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9/19/17
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Invited speaker, Else Starkenberg, kicked off the first day of our #GMT17 Community Science Meeting with a session discussing mining the most pristine stars in the Galaxy.
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