Mount Graham International Observatory

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Mount Graham International Observatory
Large Binocular Telescope 2.jpg
The Large Binocular Telescope is the largest telescope of Mount Graham International Observatory.
Alternative names MGIO Edit this at Wikidata
Organization Steward Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location Mount Graham, Arizona, US
Coordinates 32°42′05″N 109°53′31″W / 32.7013°N 109.892°W / 32.7013; -109.892Coordinates: 32°42′05″N 109°53′31″W / 32.7013°N 109.892°W / 32.7013; -109.892
Altitude 3,191 m (10,469 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Website mgio.arizona.edu Edit this at Wikidata
Telescopes Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope
Large Binocular Telescope
Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Mount Graham International Observatory is located in the US
Mount Graham International Observatory
Location of Mount Graham International Observatory

Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO) is a division of Steward Observatory, the research arm for the Department of Astronomy at The University of Arizona, in the United States. It is located in southeastern Arizona's Pinaleño Mountains near Mount Graham.

Construction of MGIO began in 1989. MGIO currently operates and maintains facilities for three scientific organizations. The first two telescopes, the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope and the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope began operations in 1993. The Large Binocular Telescope, one of the world's largest and most powerful optical telescopes, began operations using mirrors independently in 2004, with joint operations between the two mirrors beginning in 2008.[1]

Public tours of the MGIO are conducted by the Eastern Arizona College's (EAC) Discovery Park Campus between mid-April and mid-October (weather permitting and subject to reservations).

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  1. ^ "Large Binocular Telescope Achieves First Binocular Light" (Press release). Large Binocular Telescope Corporation. 2008-02-28. 

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