News & Updates

17 March 2014
Tracking HET’s Progress

7 October 2013
VIRUS Units Come Together

9 September 2013
Last Look at Sky Before Upgrade

10 May 2013
Mirror Coating Smooths the Way for HET Upgrade

 Dark energy is not only terribly important for astronomy, it's the central problem for physics. It's been the bone in our throat for a long time.”

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Laureate
University of Texas at Austin




H.E.T. PFIP Removal - Play video


Big Bang

The theoretical moment of creation for our universe. In this model, all matter, energy, space, and time sprang from a geometric point known as a singularity. Observations show that the Big Bang occurred about 13.7 billion years ago. The universe has been expanding since the moment of the Big Bang.

Media Gallery

HET in the morning

Find more images, video, and podcasts in the gallery.