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Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT’s McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

Texas-Sized Computer Finds Most Massive Black Hole in Galaxy M87; Indicates Accepted Masses for Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Too Low

Texas-Sized Computer Finds Most Massive Black Hole in Galaxy M87; Indicates Accepted Masses for Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies Too Low

                    The Lonestar supercomputer is a resource of the University's Texas Advanced Computing Center. Credit: TACC/UT-Austin Astronomers Karl Gebhardt of The University of Texas at Austin and Jens Thomas of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have used new computer modeling techniques to discover that the black hole at the heart of M87, one the largest…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Signs Agreement for Giant Magellan Telescope

The University of Texas at Austin has joined with eight other astronomical research organizations from three continents in signing the Founders' Agreement to construct and operate the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at Las Campanas Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.  "In order to maintain our leadership role in astronomy in the future, Texas…   » Continue Reading