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  • Carmel Planetarium

    Carmel High School
    520 East Main Street
    Carmel, IN 46032
    T. 317-846-7721
  • Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street
    Hammond, IN 46323
    T. 219-989-3250

    We are inviting school groups, local dignitaries and media for the unveiling. We would like to do a live link-up with a Hubble scientist or related speaker to talk to students in the 110-seat theater that the Visitor Center houses. The images will be unveiled at that time.
  • Indianapolis Challenger Learning Center of Decatur Township
    5125 Decatur Boulevard
    Suite A
    Indianapolis, IN 46241

    T. 317-856-2167

    During an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m April 25 in front of the planetarium, students at Independence High School will unveil two new mural-sized images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

    The stunning photographs of the well-known spiral galaxy M51 and an eerie-looking tower of gas in the Eagle Nebula commemorate Hubble's 15 years of viewing the heavens.

    The open house will include discussion of Hubble's accomplishments over the past 15 years. The 4-foot-by-6-foot image of M51 reveals striking details of how clusters of stars are born in the galaxy's long, curving spiral arms. The 3-foot-by-6-foot photograph of the Eagle Nebula shows a gaseous landscape sculpted by ultraviolet light from a group of massive, hot, young stars. After April 25, the images will be on display for month at Independence High School administration office for students, teachers, parents and the community to see.
  • Muncie Community Schools Planetarium
    Minnetrista Cultural Center
    1200 North Minnetrista Parkway
    Muncie, IN 47303
    T. 765-282-4848
  • Ball State University Planetarium
    Cooper Science Complex
    Riverside Avenue
    Muncie, IN 47306
    T. 765-285-8871
  • Minnetrista
    1200 North Minnetrista Parkway
    Muncie, IN 47303
    T. 800-428-5887

    At 10 a.m. April 25, Minnetrista will unveil two new Hubble images at a press conference. Members can attend an unveiling celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to view the images, tour the exhibit "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe," and see Ball State University Planetarium's Hubble show "Images of the Infinite." On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minnetrista, the Muncie Community Schools Planetarium and the Ball State University Planetarium will host a free birthday celebration. Visitors can view the unveiled images, tour the Hubble Space Telescope exhibit at Minnetrista, see the Muncie Community Schools Planetarium's show "Through The Eyes of Hubble," and see the Ball State University Planetarium's show.