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November 30, 2016 – Achieved first light with telescope 1.  First light image of Polaris.

May 30, 2016 – Major Milestone for the MROI

October 23, 2015 – Grant from FAA in 2016 for 2.4-Meter 

September 28, 2015, Albuquerque Journal – $25 million to help Tech get telescope

About MRO

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located on 1,000 acres at 10,600 feet in the Magdalena Mountains of the Cibola National Forest in Socorro County, New Mexico (NM). This multi-use research and educational observatory is built and operated by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM.

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