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Sea level stargazing:  Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Sea level stargazing: Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Published: Sep 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This summer, University of Florida astronomers inaugurated the world’s largest optical telescope on a nearly 8,000-foot mountaintop 3,480 miles away. But it was a far more modest […]

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Published: Sep 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Less than two months after they inaugurated the world’s largest telescope, University of Florida astronomers have used one of the world’s most advanced telescopic instruments to gather images of the heavens.

Gravitational Wave Observatory listens for echoes of universe’s birth

Published: Aug 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An investigation by a major scientific group headed by a University of Florida professor has advanced understanding of the early evolution of the universe.

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

UF astronomy team among first to use massive new telescope

Published: Jun 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida astronomers is among the first in the world to make scientific-quality observations of the heavens using the newly completed Gran Telescopio Canarias, the world’s largest optical telescope.