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Mountaintop Blasting Paves The Way For The Giant Magellan Telescope
2012-03-24 03:27:17

Astronomers have begun to blast 3 million cubic feet of rock from a mountaintop in the Chilean Andes to make room for what will be the world's largest telescope when completed near the end of the decade. The telescope will be located at the Carnegie Institution's Las Campanas Observatory–one of the world's premier astronomical sites, known for its pristine conditions and clear, dark skies. Over the next few months, more than 70 controlled blasts will break up the rock while leaving a...

Mirror Casting Event For Giant Magellan Telescope
2012-01-10 07:35:43

On January 14, 2012, the second 8.4-meter (27.6 ft) diameter mirror for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be cast inside a rotating furnace at the University of Arizona´s Steward Observatory Mirror Lab (SOML) underneath the campus football stadium. The Mirror Lab will host a special event to highlight the milestone of creating the optics for the Giant Magellan Telescope. The Carnegie Institution is a founding member of the GMTO partnership.* Members of the media are invited to...

2011-07-25 12:53:00

PORTLAND, Maine, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Petroleum Corporation (the "Company" or "Magellan") (NASDAQ: MPET) (ASX: MGN) and Santos have now finalized discussions regarding an appropriate resolution of all remaining issues relating to the non-closure of the Evans Shoal transaction. The Company and Santos have agreed that $10 million of the sums deposited in connection with the Evans Shoal transaction will be returned to the Company and that the Asset Sale Deed should be...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether on the road for business or pleasure this summer, travelers seeking the most current local information can rely on the first Magellan RoadMate GPS with WiFi, the new Magellan® RoadMate® 5175T-LM GPS navigation device. The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM, available now, is a full-featured GPS navigator with a large 5" high-resolution touchscreen, and includes several unique applications that enable...

2011-02-01 14:28:00

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) announced today that due to inclement weather in the Midwest, the partnership will reschedule its previously announced analyst call to Thurs., Feb. 3. Management still plans to announce earnings for fourth quarter 2010 before the market opens on Wed., Feb. 2 but will host the related analyst call to discuss 2010 financial results and 2011 guidance at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Thurs., Feb. 3. (Logo:...

2010-06-08 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, offers the Magellan RoadMate 1700 as a solution to the navigation challenges facing drivers of larger vehicles. Although it is at home in any size vehicle, the Magellan® RoadMate® 1700 is uniquely designed for large vehicles such as RVs, Trucks, SUVs and minivans. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to make driving and navigating larger vehicles easier and safer....

2010-02-03 11:55:00

Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies. Quasars are the extremely bright centers of galaxies surrounding super-massive black holes, and binary quasars are pairs of quasars bound together by gravity. Binary quasars, like other quasars, are thought to be the product of galaxy mergers. Until now, however, binary quasars have not been seen in galaxies that are unambiguously in the act of merging. But images of a new binary...

2009-09-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, today unveiled the new Magellan RoadMate 1700, the latest addition to its award-winning RoadMate series. Magellan will showcase this new product and its entire 2009 lineup at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular media preview event in New York on September 17. The new Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to better meet the needs of consumers who are seeking larger-sized displays and easy-to-use...

2009-02-06 10:40:00

UA Mirror Lab technologies will be used in the powerful next-generation telescope. Nine astronomical research organizations from the United States, Australia and Korea have signed an official agreement to construct and operate the Giant Magellan Telescope, or GMT, at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the Giant Magellan Telescope Corp. announced today. Seok Jae Park, president of the Korean Astronomy and Space Sciences Institute, on behalf of the Republic of Korea, becomes the ninth partner...

2004-12-13 16:58:47

Cambridge, MA -- The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has taken a key step toward the goal of building and operating a large next-generation telescope through its participation in the joint Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). The GMT will have a diameter of about 83 feet (25.4 meters), about as wide as the 2004 Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, New York, is tall. Today, two of the GMT participants--the Carnegie Observatories of the Carnegie Institution, and the University of...

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