[Maunakea Scholars observing at CFHT]
At Maunakea Scholars we are so lucky to be able to provide our students with 11 observatory partners! With the scientifically varying proposals written by our students, being providing them with the many instrument choices in invaluable!
- Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope: A 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope.
- East Asian Observatory: Operates the James Clark Maxwell Telescope, the largest astronomical telescope in the world designed specifically to operate in the submillimetre-wavelength region.
- Gemini Observatory: Twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes; one in Hawaii and one in Chile.
- Las Cumbres Observatory (Maui): a worldwide network of robotic telescopes.
- NASA Infrared Telescope Facility:3-meter telescope optimized for use in infrared.
- Robo-AO (Kitt Peak, Az): Robotic laser adaptive optics system, currently installed at UH 2.2-meter.
- Smithsonian Submillimeter Array: 8-element radio interferometer.
- Subaru Telescope: 8.2-meter optical-infrared telescope.
- United Kingdom Infrared Telescope: 3.8-meter infrared telescope.
- University of Hawaii 2.2 m Telescope: 2.2-meter telescope.
- W. M. Keck Observatory: Two telescope observatory, both with 10m primary mirrors.
I wrote my proposal about the comet in the main belt of the Solar System, and I was actually able to use my telescope time last month when my comet passed by so I was able to observe my comet via Skype with the astronomers who were observing it.Emily Little – Scholar – Kapolei HS