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20/20 HindSighT: 20 Images from 20 Years of HST

Presented by: Frank Summers (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Category: Education and Outreach   Duration: 1 hour   Broadcast date: June 01, 2010
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Launched in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was the first of NASA's Great Observatories. That fact, however, does not make it an old telescope. Servicing missions by space shuttle astronauts have renewed Hubble's instrumentation and helped keep it at the forefront of astronomical research. Over two decades of orbiting observations, it has achieved a remarkable record of both scientific discovery and visual splendor. Hubble images have moved beyond the academic community to become synonymous with the beauty of the universe in the public's mind. Join us, in Hubble's twentieth anniversary year, for a look at the history, imagery, and significance of this scientific and cultural icon.

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Frank Summers' presentation PDF document (.pdf)