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July 3, 2018 Science Magazine- Telescope array will spy on spy satellites, star surfaces and black holes

June 2018 – We made the cover page of Laser Focus World!

June 2018 – Photonic advances to dramatically improve astronomical interferometry in the next decade (MROI Project Scientist Michelle Creech-Eakman co-author)

Our Allsky image is now fully up and running on our Live Webcams page!

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.

Upcoming Events

Assembling of dome Will be completed before July 19th

July 20 or 21, 2018 – Dome-Telescope integration

July 25, 2018 – Telescope Transportation to the array

First Light!