UH astronomers to construct 3D map of Milky Way galaxy

Illustration of waves that propagate in interior of a giant red star. By measuring frequencies of waves like these Huber’s team will precisely determine their positions in the Milky Way. (Courtesy image/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Telescope unit on Haleakala, Maui. (Henry Weiland/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Milky Way galaxy as seen from the Faulkes Telescope North on Haleakala, Maui. (Rakhal Kinkaid/Special to West Hawaii Today)

What does our own galaxy look like? It’s hard to tell because we are inside.