The Harlan J. Smith Telescope (image) University of Texas at Austin Caption The 2.7-meter (107-inch) Harlan J. Smith Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory in West Texas. 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.