Giant Magellan Telescope

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be one of the next generation giant ground-based telescopes. It is currently under construction on the Las Campanas summit at the Las Campanas Observatory, in Chile. Commissioning of the telescope is scheduled to begin in 2029.

GMT will have seven 8.4-m mirrors (27 feet), forming a single optical surface of 24.5 meters (80 feet) in diameter. Once completed, it will have a resolving power ten times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope.

The GMT project is a project led by an international consortium of leading universities and science institutions, that includes the Carnegie Institution for Science.

For more information, please visit the GMT official website.