National Science Teaching Association

Science Update: Hubble's 30th Anniversary, April 29, 2020

Web Seminar

HST DeploymentJoin us on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm ET to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope!

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into Earth orbit on 24 April 1990 by the Space Shuttle. A flaw in the primary mirror initially made it look destined to be a historic failure. Space-walking astronauts made repairs and upgrades on five missions, and the resulting flood of outstanding science results made Hubble an epic comeback story. Along with the worst-to-first drama, the striking images Hubble produced evoked awe and wonder among the public. Hubble became a household word, the gold standard in astronomy, and an icon of modern science.

The presenter, Max Mutchler, has been working on Hubble for the entire 30-year mission, and is the Principal Investigator for Hubble's 30th anniversary image which is being unveiled around the world in April.  Muthchler will share highlights of the Hubble mission, including some behind-the-scenes insight on how these amazing Hubble images are created.

Presenter: Max Mutchler


Target Audience: All individuals interested in science and science education.
Date: Wednesday April 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM PT
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Duration: 60 minutes


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