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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary

Press Release From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida invites guests to participate in three days of special activities and events centered on the accomplishments of the Hubble Space Telescope. The three-day event, “25 Years of Hubble,” will take place April 24-26. There is a charge for admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Activities and events include: 

A high-tech projection mapping show that features 200 of Hubble’s most iconic images and a photo gallery of large-scale, high-definition celestial prints.

A host of hands-on education and activity stations for all ages, including a full-scale Hubble replica, portable planetarium shows, 3D printing, infrared light simulation, a “flight” through the universe, simulations of Hubble’s focus and accuracy, and a scale replica of NASA’s next-generation space telescope.

Showings of the Hubble 3D IMAX® movie, filmed in space by NASA astronauts.

Presentations and question-and-answer sessions with current and former NASA scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists and astronauts, including Dr. Sam Durrance, Dr. Eric B. Ford, Dr. Lisa Mazzuca and Dr. Weipeing Yu.

The visitor complex also will offer a Hubble After Hours Adventure on Friday, April 25, from 4–11 p.m. EDT. There is a separate admission charge for the event, which includes:

A two-day ticket to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

The opportunity to see the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSat telecommunications satellite, from six miles away at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center.

A stargazing event supported by regional museums, planetariums and university-level astronomy clubs.

A laser astronomy tour of the night sky by Derek Demeter of Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida.

A host of hands-on education and activity stations for all ages, including a full-scale Hubble replica, portable planetarium shows, infrared light simulation, a “flight” through the universe, and simulations of Hubble’s focus and accuracy.

 A presentation and question-and-answer session with veteran NASA astronaut and astrogeophysicist, Dr. Sam Durrance.

A high-tech projection mapping show that features 200 of Hubble’s most iconic images and a photo gallery of large-scale, high-definition celestial prints.

Showings of the Hubble 3D IMAX® movie, filmed in space by NASA astronauts.

A buffet dinner at the Debus Conference Center and an evening snack.

A commemorative T-shirt and glow stick.

For more information on Hubble’s 25th anniversary, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/hubble

For more event details, visit:

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com

 

 

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