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Arizona Science Center Celebrates 15 Years of the Hubble Telescope
Witness a spectacular event Monday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Arizona Science Center when two new mural-sized images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be unveiled to the public. The free event, open to all, celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Hubble's launch into space.
Dr. Jeff Hester of Arizona State University will speak at the unveiling. Dr. Hester is famous for his research on star-forming regions, including the Eagle Nebula, and supernova remnants, such as the Crab Nebula. He has taken some of the most popular Hubble Space Telescope photos in the telescope's history. His presentation will conclude with a question and answer session, ending at 10:30 a.m.
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On April 25 Dr. Rodger Thompson, Principle Investigator of Hubble's NICMOS instrument, will give a brief talk prior to unveiling the new Hubble images. Birthday cake will be served. The planetarium will be open for visitors to relax to a changing display of Hubble images and peaceful music. Doors open at noon. David Levy will discuss Hubble on PBS's Arizona Illustrated (Channel 6, 6:30 p.m.) on April 28. On Saturday, April 30, a public lecture reflecting on 15 years of Hubble will follow the 8:30 p.m. planetarium program.