Standing Between Giants

Here several graduate and undergraduate students in Steve Majewski's Astronomical Techniques class stand on the main platform of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) at Mt. Graham Observatory in Arizona. Also visible are the two 8.4-m mirrors that make it the most advanced optical ground-based telescope in the world. The LBT is just one of many telescope facilities UVa has direct access to in New Mexico and Arizona, including the nearby Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the 10-m Submillimeter Telescope also located on Mt. Graham.