The Pan-STARRS1 Observatory on Halealakala, Maui, opens at sunset to begin a night of mapping the sky. Photo by Rob Ratkowski. Low Resolution (jpg)
Cambridge, MA - The Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (UH IfA) is publicly releasing the world's largest digital sky survey today from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md. The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is among the partners who contributed to the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys.