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NASA Goddard Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary Celebration


June 20, 2015
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