CFHT, Instruments, Imaging, AOB, Why an Owl ?

Why an owl ?

"PUEO" is the name of an Hawaii owl. Like our Adaptive Optics system, it is a night bird and has a sharp vision... Follow this link to find out more about the PUEO and its meaning to the hawaiian culture. It is also an acronym and stands (rather pompous I grant you, but you know how it is with acronyms) for Probing the Universe with Enhanced Optics.

(Western Burrowing Owl, Photo Chris Grondahl)

Created 4 March 1997.
Page maintained by Jean-Luc Beuzit.
Please send comments to :