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Dorks Estate: Discovering our universe with the Giant Magellan Telescope

Regents Professor of Earth and Space Exploration discusses ASU's part in building the largest optical telescope in the world


Graphic published on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. 

ASU has recently joined several colleges as well as a number of different nations around the globe in the construction of the world's largest optical telescope.

The Giant Magellan Telescope, or GMT, is currently being built in Chile under the supervision of U.S. and foreign based teams. This telescope is the first of its kind to be built on this scale and ASU’s own School of Earth and Space Exploration will have a hand in its creation.

We sat down with Regents Professor Rogier Windhorst of the School of Earth and Space Exploration to discuss ASU’s part in this project. The GMT presents a variety of exciting opportunities to the world of science as well as the students of the University.

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