AAS Meeting #193 - Austin, Texas, January 1999
Session 26. Hobby*Eberly Telescope
Oral, Wednesday, January 6, 1999, 2:00-3:30pm, Ballroom B

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[26.01] The Hobby*Eberly Telescope, a Tool for Spectroscopic Astrophysics Introduction

L.W. Ramsey (Penn State Univ.)

The Hobby*Eberly telescope (HET), which is currently in commissioning, is a special purpose telescope that represents a unique approach to ground based visible and near infrared astronomy. The US community will have several weeks per year of queue scheduled nights on the HET via National Science Foundation support of instrumentation. The focus of this session is how the Hobby*Eberly telescope is being deployed to meet the science goals of the partners and the US community at large. Invited talks will emphasize the scientific promise, as well as the instrumental and particular scheduling capabilities of the HET. Poster papers will detail the instrumental capabilities as well as how one can prepare to best utilize the HET.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: lwr@astro.psu.edu

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