Come to the free public science lectures at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Lectures are at 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI auditorium on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. Free parking is available. (Directions to STScI)
Upcoming events, background information and press contacts for journalists.
- Hubble at a Glance
Have you ever wondered how much Hubble weighs? How far out in space it orbits as it views the cosmos? We'll tell you that and much more in Hubble at a Glance, interesting facts about the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Hubble Science Impact
The Hubble Space Telescope has had a major impact in every area of astronomy, from the solar system to objects at the edge of the universe. To date, more than 3,500 technical publications have reported HST Hubble results. Here is a “Top 10” summary of Hubble’s major scientific results.
- Hubble's Greatest Discoveries
Hubble has helped astronomers answer many questions about the universe. Come explore Hubble's Greatest Discoveries and learn how the telescope expanded our understanding of the cosmos.
"Creating Hubble's Technicolor Universe" (PDF document)
An article by STScI's Ray Villard and Zoltan Levay discusses the colorization of Hubble images. The article appeared in the September 2002 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine (Copyright 2002, Sky Publishing Corp.), and is made available on this Web site by permission of the publisher.
Science Writers' Workshop
The Space Telescope Science Institute offers periodic workshops that give writers the opportunity to learn about recent science topics.
The most popular workshop is held in the Spring, when the Space Telescope Science Institute selects a science topic and invites scientists from around the world to speak at a symposium. In conjunction with the symposium, the Office of Public Outreach sponsors a workshop for science writers that includes short talks by several symposium speakers. Science writers also have the opportunity to talk with the speakers.
Science writers who cannot attend our workshops can view them on their computers. Visit our archive for information on past workshops.
|April 20, 2015 Science Writers' Telecon and Webcast|
Exploring Hubble's Science Legacy
With an eye towards the future, the Space Telescope Science Institute is celebrating the extraordinary impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on science, culture, and society in a science symposium from April 20-23.
Because of its versatility, Hubble has made seminal contributions to almost every branch of astronomy. STScI is hosting a news media telecon on Mon., April 20, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT with speakers from the symposium. The speakers will discuss select scientific topics where Hubble has made breakthroughs from the studies of our own solar system, to the detailed observations of extrasolar planets, to the deepest views of the distant universe. Presenters will also look at the anticipated overlap between Hubble and the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, and Hubble’s contribution to the next generation of large optical/ultraviolet telescopes in space.
A live webcast of the workshop can be viewed at: http://hbbl.us/FnL