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The Significance of the Hubble Space Telescope
Presenter: Astronaut John Grunsfeld PhD
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC
5:30 p.m. Stargaze in the new Public Observatory
7:30 p.m. Meet John Grunsfeld
8:00 p.m. Lecture
In commemoration of the arrival of WFPC2, a camera formerly installed on the Hubble Space Telescope, and COSTAR, an instrument designed to correct Hubble's spherical aberration, the Museum will hold a lecture by Astronaut John Grunsfeld, Ph.D., on the significance of the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Grunsfeld, a professional astrophysicist, participated in five NASA space shuttle missions in his career, three to the Hubble. He made eight spacewalks repairing and refurbishing the aging telescope and has gained a unique perspective on this spectacular era in the history of astronomy and the space sciences.
After the Lecture Book Signing
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time
Authors David DeVorkin, Robert Smith and Astronaut John Grunsfeld
This lecture is made possible by the generous support of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.