• Celebrate 40 Years

    Join us, Tucson, May 14-16 2019

MMT 40th Anniversary Symposium

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - Thursday, 16 May 2019
Environment and Natural Resources Building 2 (ENR2) Room S107
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Parking available at Sixth Street Garage $2/hr $8/day
Campus map

Attendees are invited to continue informal discussions with colleagues
at a welcome reception Tuesday, May 14, 2019, immediately following the symposium.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Grant Williams
Joannah Hinz
Ben Weiner
Nelson Caldwell
Serena Kim
Warren Brown
Local Organizing Committee:
Grant Williams
Susan Wahl
Barbara Russ
Joannah Hinz
Ben Weiner
Tim Pickering
Duane Gibson
Dallan Porter

Public Lecture

Steward Observatory Public Lecture Series

Still Innovating and Discovering! - The MMT Turns 40 - Presented by Don McCarthy

Monday, May 13th at 7:30pm
Room N210 of Steward Observatory


Celebration Banquet

Staff and friends of the MMT, who are not able to attend the symposium talks,
are encouraged to register for the banquet
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Location: Kingan Gardens, 325 W Franklin St, Tucson, AZ 85701


Full Program

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Roger Angel
  • Charlie Conroy
  • Daniel Eisenstein
  • Daniel Fabricant
  • Wen-fai Fong
  • Phil Hinz
  • Bill Hoffmann
  • Katie Morzinski
  • Jubee Sohn
  • Ann Zabludoff
  • Nick Woolf

Hands-On Workshops

  • How to Prepare for Your Observing Run with the MMTO Scheduler Database
    Demos and real-time help for preparing targets.
  • How to Design Masks for MMIRS and Binospec
    Multi-slit mask-making tips and tricks.
  • Using the Data Reduction Pipelines for MMIRS and Binospec
    Get help reducing your data.
  • How to Communicate Your Science Results
    Advertising your publications and getting involved with outreach.
  • Click Here to sign up for one or more workshops - ENR2 S215


Submission Deadline is April 8, 2019

Symposium Contributed Talk and Poster Submission

If you are interested in contributing a talk or a poster for the symposium, please submit your name, a title, and whether you are interested in a talk or a poster.


Presenter Information


Registration Deadline is April 12, 2019

MMT Observatory's 40th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration

May 14 - 16, 2019 UA ENR2, room S107, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85719

Opening Reception: UA ENR2, rooftop, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85719 Banquet: Kingan Gardens, 325 W Franklin St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Contact Susan Wahl, (520) 621-1558 or swahl@mmto.org

Registration has ended.

Book Your Stay

Tucson Marriott University Park

The MMT has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

Start Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
End Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Last Day to Book: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Tucson Marriott University Park: $94 per night

Book your stay here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wahl at swahl@mmto.org.