NASA Goddard Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary Celebration
Location: Greenbelt, Md.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will celebrate 25 years of science from the Hubble Space Telescope with a free public event at its visitor center on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. EDT. There will be ongoing activities and two presentations – the first beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the second beginning at 9 p.m. Visitors wishing to attend are asked to register because space is limited.
The presentations will feature Padi Boyd, a Goddard astrophysicist who serves as the deputy project scientist for operations for Hubble, and Malcolm Niedner, a Goddard astrophysicist who serves as the deputy project scientist/technical for the James Webb Space Telescope. Boyd will open Session 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Session 2 at 9 p.m. Niedner will follow in Session 1 at 8:15 p.m. and in Session 2 at 9:45 p.m.
Throughout the evening, additional activities will include:
- Stargazing (viewing Jupiter, the moon and other astronomical objects) through telescopes provided by the Goddard Astronomy Club
- Science-on-a-Sphere shows of Earth and space science
- Hands-on demonstrations of astronaut tools used to service Hubble
- Hubble images on display
Learn more and register