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April 19, 1999 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-17

Maryland Science Center's "Space Place" Showcases Hubble Discoveries

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Maryland Science Center's "Space Place" Showcases Hubble DiscoveriesView this image

The Maryland Science Center's new Outer Space Place offers Baltimore visitors a chance to explore the wonders of the universe as seen through the eyes of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute, the latest findings from Hubble are colorfully showcased and explained in a permanent exhibit gallery and high-tech space information center.

In 1990, the Maryland Science Center first established a permanent Hubble exhibit. Hubble has made many discoveries since then, and the Science Center has now upgraded its Hubble exhibit to display and interpret the very latest Hubble Telescope findings. The Science Center also works closely with the Space Telescope Science Institute to conduct educational and public outreach programs that showcase and explain the latest Hubble discoveries and what they mean to the public in everyday terms.

The Maryland Science Center's astronomical offerings include:

Hubble Space Telescope National Visitor Center - Designated by the Space Telescope Science Institute as the place for visitors to look at the great discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, including the latest and most timely pictures to provide visitors with a new view of the universe.

SpaceLink - A high-tech resource center that will feature the most up-to-date scientific discoveries about space. Information is broadcast to visitors through in-depth video news releases including stunning Hubble Space Telescope images and planetary reports from NASA's other space astronomy missions. In addition, access to key web sites via a large screen monitor and discussions with leading professionals from the Maryland space community provide yet additional levels of experience.

Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory - Visitors can look through a historic 1920s Alvan Clark and Sons telescope and see live images of celestial objects broadcast into the Davis Planetarium.

The Davis Planetarium - The Davis Planetarium highlights notable sky events of interest to the public.

Additional information about the Maryland Science Center is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.mdsci.org.

CONTACT

Ray Villard
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
(Phone: 410-338-4514)

Gwen Newman
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD
(Phone: 410-685-2370)