08 Jan 2018



The PanSTARRS observatory operates two wide field 1.8 meter aperture telescopes on Haleakala on the island of Maui.

Pan-STARRS  telescope dome"

​​The Pan-STARRS dome

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RAL Space Involvement
RAL space provided the pointing control software for the second telescope, commissioned in 2014.  ​


Main Objectives 
Pan-STARRS is a system for wide-field astronomical imaging developed and operated by the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. The primary mission of the observatory is to search for near earth objects.

Start Date 
6 December ​​2008


University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Maui High Performance Computing Center and Science Applications International Corporation​

Further Project Information

For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries​​

Contact: RAL Space Enquiries