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HUBBLE: 30 Years of Awe & Wonder

May 19 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thirty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space and became one of the greatest scientific instruments in history.

HUBBLE: 30 Years of Awe & Wonder

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Thirty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space and became one of the greatest scientific instruments in history. Since its deployment, Hubble has made numerous important discoveries. Hubble discovered two new moons of Pluto, dubbed Nix and Hydra; that the universe’s expansion is not slowing down or even constant, but rather is inexplicably expanding; and that protoplanetary disks of gas and dust are ubiquitous around many young stars (reinforcing the idea that alien worlds are common in the universe).

Five-time Space Shuttle astronaut John Grunsfeld has a unique connection with the orbiting space telescope. Three of his shuttle flights missions were to repair Hubble, during which he conducted eight space walks that lasted over 58 combined hours. Grunsfeld is often affectionately called, ‘The Hubble Repairman’, and was the last person to touch the extraordinary space telescope.

Join us on Tuesday, May 19th at 1:00 pm EDT for a special Q & A with John Grunsfeld. This session will be facilitated by Mat Kaplan of Planetary Radio.

    When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT

    Where: Zoom (link to be provided at a later date)

    Hubble: 30 Years Of Awe & Wonder

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    Date:
    May 19
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    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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