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Website last updated on Monday, March 13, 2017

Astronomy is a HOT topic in Arizona and especially here in the Gila Valley area of southeastern Arizona.  Mt. Graham is the home of several world class observatories operated by Steward Observatory and its partners.  Steward Observatory is the research arm for the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona: 


MGIO - Home of the LBT, SMT and VATT

Just what is it that we like to do...

The Vatican Observatory - housing the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) - a 1.8 meter diameter optical telescope.


The Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope Observatory (SMT) - a 10 meter diameter collector for radio wavelengths between microwave energy and infrared energy. Operated by the Arizona Radio Observatory, a department of Steward Observatory.  

 The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)– the most powerful telescope in the world - new instruments are continually being installed to explore the universe! This telescope has the light collection capability of a 11.8 meter telescope and the image resolution of a 23 meter telescope.