Project Updates
The Active Galactic Nuclei in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment Survey (HETDEX)
April 29, 2022

We present the first Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) catalog in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment Survey (HETDEX) observed between January 2017 and June 2020. HETDEX is an ongoing spectroscopic survey with no pre-selection based on magnitudes, colors or morphologies, […]

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Project Updates
HETDEX and the ‘Quest for the Rest’
March 18, 2021

“The hundreds of billions of galaxies it contains, each of them home to billions of stars, planets, and moons as well as massive star-and-planet-forming clouds of gas and dust, and all of the visible light and other energy we can […]

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HETDEX News
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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HETDEX News
‘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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HETDEX News
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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HETDEX News
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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