A

David

Darling

Magellan Telescopes

Magellan Telescopes

The Magellan Telescopes are twin 6.5-meter (21.3-foot) telescopes, jointly owned and operated by the Carnegie Institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Universities of Arizona, Harvard, and Michigan. They are located at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes. The first telescope, named after Walter Baade, began scientific operation in February 2001. The second telescope, named after Landon Clay, saw first light in September 2002.