Gemini News Archive

Corning Completes Gemini Large Telescope Mirror Blank

Corning Incorporated has completed the first of two 8.1-meter primary mirror blanks for the Gemini Project telescope. The mirror blanks are manufactured by fusing hexagonal pieces of ULE zero-expansion glass in a high-temperature furnace.

October Inauguration for Giant Gemini "Twin" Telescopes in Hawaii and Chile

Ground-breaking will take place October 6 for the northern telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, followed by an October 22 inauguration for construction of the southern telescope in Cerro Pachon, Chile.