RASC/SkyNews: 30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope (ONLINE)

Chris Gainor
Chris Gainor, President, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope has provided amazing images of the universe from its location in Earth orbit for three decades. With the help of space shuttle astronauts, Hubble overcame a major technical defect built into its main mirror, becoming a key tool in making discoveries that have fundamentally changed our view of the universe and transformed the way astronomy is done. RASC president Chris Gainor, who is writing the official NASA history of Hubble operations, will tell this amazing story 30 years to the day that the telescope was launched into space.

In his talk, Chris will be joined by Ray Villard, the longtime Public Information Manager for the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore Maryland, who has told the story of HST since it was launched in 1990.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Zoom
Organized by: The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and SkyNews