UH-Hilo observatory could be available to the general public

University of Hawaii Artist’s rendering of a teaching telescope proposed for a site at Halepohaku on Maunakea.

MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY — Rene Pierre Martin, director of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Educational Observatory (right), explains the workings of the telescope that is planned to be installed at Halepohaku.

A teaching telescope planned for Halepohaku could be shared equally between students and the general public.