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25th Anniversary Video Series – Hubble: The Beginning


January 2015
Astronomers instrumental in the Hubble project in the 60s and 70s reflect on how the design of the telescope was forced to evolve because methods used by ground-based observatories weren't practical in space.

January's episode looks at the state of astronomy before Hubble and the difficulties of observing from the ground that drove the need for a space telescope.

The 25th Anniversary Videos are exclusive interviews with the people who built, maintain and use data from Hubble.

View the 25th Anniversary Video Series