The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (image) University of Texas at Austin Caption The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory in West Texas. HET is a joint project of a joint project of UT-Austin, The Pennsylvania State University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Credit Marty Harris/McDonald Observatory/UT-Austin Usage Restrictions Permission is granted for use by news organizations. May not be used for advertising. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.