Speaker's Night: History of the Hubble Space Telescope

Chris Gainor
Chris Gainor, Ph.D., President, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 28 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in. This talk will cover the history of HST based on a history book the speaker is writing for NASA.

Chris Gainor is a historian specializing in the history of space flight and aeronautics. He has five published books. He is also President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly.

Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing starts at 7:00pm.

Who can attend: Everyone including non-members
Fee: Free
Reservation: Not required
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)