Large Millimeter Telescope

The Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (or Gran Telescopio Milimétrico Alfonso Serrano) is the world´s largest single-dish steerable millimetre-wavelength telescope designed specifically for astronomical observations in the wavelength range of 0.85 – 4mm. This binational project between México and the United States of America represents the largest and most complex scientific instrument constructed in México. Situated on the summit of Volcán Sierra Negra at an altitude of 4600 meters, the LMT has begun its exploration of the physical processes that lead to the formation and evolution of planetary systems, stars, black-holes and galaxies thoughout the 13.7 billion year history of the Universe.

15 September 2017 – Call for Science Proposals with the 50m LMT (2018-S1)

The Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano invites members of the Mexican astronomy community and members of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts and the Five College Astronomy Department to participate in the call for Science observing proposals 2018-S1.

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May 2017 – A new hexapod and secondary reflector surface (M2) has been installed at the LMT.

A new hexapod and a secondary reflector surface have been installed and successfully tested at the LMT.

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