The Significance of the Hubble Space Telescope

November 17, 2009 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

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.