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Hubble at Adler Planetarium


April 24-25, 2015
Location: Chicago, Ill.

Adler Planetarium will celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary with two days of special presentations and activities.

Hubble's Second Sight: the camera that helped us look back in time
Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater

Friday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m.
During her undergraduate years, Dr. Walkowicz’s job was to work on the camera that is currently on the Hubble Telescope. Dr. Walkowicz will talk about her experience as part of the large team of scientists who worked on the Hubble Telescope, and how the data that has been collected from Hubble has changed the field of Astronomy.

Space Visualization Lab
Friday, April 24 from 12-1 p.m. and from 2-3 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 from 1-3 p.m.
Adler and University of Chicago astronomers will showcase Hubble’s beautiful and inspiring images and share examples of the many ways Hubble imaging has led to breakthroughs in our understanding of our Universe.

Hubble Hub
Friday, April 24 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Curiosity Classroom

Cosmic Curves
Explore the strange physics of gravitational lensing, an effect seen in some Hubble deep space, with custom lenses that “warp” space.

Doppler Bots
In the 1929, Edwin Hubble figured out that light from distant stars and galaxies change as they move away from us—this is called “red shift.” Explore this cool effect with Spheros, small robots that you can control!

Telescope 101
How does Hubble work? Play with mirrors and lenses to create your own telescope and explore how light can bend!

Best of Hubble
Hubble continues to reveal our universe in intimate, breath-taking detail. Check out some “best of” images, including the Hubble Deep Field and Ultra Deep Field.

Hubble videos
Welcome Gallery, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Video fly-through animations of iconic Hubble deep space images produced The Space Telescope Science Institute, European Space Agency, and NASA.

Cosmic Wonder (various times)
Presented as a live show, Cosmic Wonder tells the compelling story of how, through time, we have pieced together an understanding of the cosmos, inviting audiences to ask questions and help scientists unlock modern mysteries of the unknown. See the site for more details and tickets:

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