The exhibition immerses
visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission.
A scale model of the HST is the focal point of the installation.
"Satellite" units incorporate hands-on activities about
how the telescope works, and a "Space/Time" section
features Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets,
stars, galaxies, and the universe.
Since 1952, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
(SITES) has been sharing the wealth of the Smithsonian's collections,
research, and exhibitions with audiences around the world. Each
year, millions of people beyond Washington, D.C. experience the
treasures of the National Mall by visiting SITES exhibitions on
display in local museums, planetariums, libraries, science centers,
historical societies, aquariums, community centers, and schools.
This companion Web site for the Hubble Space Telescope: New
Views of the Universe exhibition was developed by the Office
of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
in Baltimore, Maryland. We at STScI are working hard to study
and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made
visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course
of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace
and beauty of the universe... because the discoveries belong to
all of us.
NEW VIEWS OF THE UNIVERSE
The traveling exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Space Telescope
Science Institute, operated for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) by the Association of Universities for Research
in Astronomy, Inc. The exhibition and its educational programs
have been made possible through the generous support of NASA's
Offices of Space Science and Education and Lockheed Martin.