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NASA Invites Public to April Hubble 25th Anniversary Events

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April 2015 with a variety of events open to the public around the U.S. Here is a sampling of events happening this month in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area. Some events charge admission. 

The IMAX movie, "Hubble 3D" has re-opened at select theatres across the U.S. and showings continue in April. Hubble images come to vast, three-dimensional life and take audiences through the telescope's 20-year existence and puts them in orbit with astronauts during the latest servicing mission. For more information and the trailer, visit: http://hubblesite.org/hubble_20/imax_hubble_3d/

Hubble will be featured at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space museum in Washington throughout April. For details and dates: http://airandspace.si.edu/events/calendar/Index.cfm?month=4&year=2015

From April 23 to May 2, a Hubble imagery exhibit called "Heaven's Carousel," created by the European Space Agency will be at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

On April 23 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. EDT, NASA will unveil the official Hubble 25th anniversary image at the Newseum in Washington. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld, and Hubble Senior Project Scientist Jennifer Wiseman, will speak about Hubble’s achievements. 

On April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Smithsonian's NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia will hold a Family Day Event with astronauts. For information: http://airandspace.si.edu/events/detail.cfm?id=15779

On April 25, Hubble information and displays will be featured at a table during the University of Maryland Day at College Park, Maryland. For information: http://www.marylandday.umd.edu/

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.

For more information about the Hubble telescope and other upcoming events, visit: 

www.nasa.gov/hubble
http://hubble25th.org/ 

 

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