"Giant Magellan Telescope Organization breaks ground in Chile", UChicago News
Leading scientists, senior officials and supporters from an international consortium of universities and research institutions are gathering November 11 on a remote mountaintop high in the Chilean Andes to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Giant Magellan Telescope. The University of Chicago is a founding partner of the GMT, which is poised to become the world’s largest telescope when it begins early operations in 2021.