William P. Blair
and the HUT Team
Johns Hopkins University
What follows is a brief description of the HUT Team's overall Science
Program for Astro-2, including both the original Principal
Investigator team's programs (indicated by program numbers
beginning with "H") and Guest Investigator programs (indicated by
program numbers beginning with "G"). Where feasible, we group
various programs together in an attempt to show the larger picture.
From this, it should be obvious that there is a large amount of
synergism between the programs as we try to use observations of a
relatively few number of objects to understand larger issues in
The descriptions are intended to be at an understandable level for the
general reader, but do include some unavoidable "technical jargon."
Please refer to a good introductory astronomy textbook or ask a HUT
team member for further clarification if necessary.