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HETDEX Project On Track to Probe Dark Energy
December 30, 2020

Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever. The team will create a three-dimensional map of 2.5 […]

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‘Crown Jewels’ Ready for Telescope
June 1, 2020

Sophisticated set of mirrors will sharpen, widen HET’s view of the sky. The “crown jewels” of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope upgrade — a set of four mirrors designed to sharpen the view to pinpoint precision — have been installed on the […]

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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Sees First Light
July 30, 2017

Project team prepares to test scientific instruments After several years and a massive team effort, the upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope has achieved “first light,” taking its first images of the sky — a critical step on the path to beginning HETDEX […]

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Upgraded Telescope Ready to ‘Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe’
April 9, 2017

Astronomers and friends re-dedicated the giant telescope in a ceremony at McDonald Observatory The upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope is “one of the best tools in the world for us to unlock the mysteries of the universe,” McDonald Observatory Director Taft Armandroff […]

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