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Supernova Reveals Secrets to Texas-led Team of Astronomers

New results will help astronomers better understand the process of how massive stars live and die. 

Introducing the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve

McDonald Observatory, The Nature Conservancy, and the International Dark-Sky Association are pleased to announce the certification of the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve. Protecting this resource benefits not only astronomical research, but also wildlife, ecology and tourism.

GMT Awards Contract for Telescope Enclosure

The partners of the Giant Magellan Telescope announced they have awarded IDOM, a renowned engineering and architecture firm based in Spain, a contract to complete the telescope enclosure design by 2024. UT Austin is a founding partner of the GMT.