Visit MMT Observatory in new video

Posted by Liz Kruesi
on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Want to know what a night of observing at a major observatory is like? Jason Davis, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, has created a great video of a typical evening at the MMT Observatory, south of Tucson, Arizona. This 6.5-meter telescope sits 8,550 feet above sea level atop Mount Hopkins.

If you don’t have the opportunity to spend a night observing at a major telescope facility, Davis’ great video gives you a sense of life as an astronomer and explains some of the research going on with MMT. (And it has impressive narration and editing, too.) Check it out below! And if you’re interested in seeing more of Davis’ work, visit his website at

To leave a comment you must be a member of our community.
Login to your account now, or register for an account to start participating.
No one has commented yet.
Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.


Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. View our Privacy Policy.

Find us on Facebook