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Hubble Space Telescope
25th Anniversary
April 24-27, 2015

A weekend of activities at
Griffith Observatory






Images reveal how Hubble has changed our view of the universe.
Visit Griffith Observatory for four days of celebrations that recognize the
25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.


EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, April 24, 2015 Hubble at 25: A Discovery a Day Free Admission
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Ever New: Hubble Through The Years Free Admission
  Meet Astronaut Mark Vande Hei Free Admission
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Beyond Hubble: The Future of Space Astronomy Free Admission
  Meet Astronaut Story Musgrave Free Admission
  JWST: The Next Great Space Observatory Free Admission
Monday, April 27, 2015 Hubble’s Legacy Reservations and tickets required


DAY 1 - Friday, April 24, 2015

Hubble at 25: A Discovery a Day

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)

Astronomers from NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute, and Griffith Observatory describe how the Hubble Space Telescope changed our view of the universe and our place in it.
  • Dr. Ken Carpenter (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Dr. Rosa Diaz (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  • Dr. Laura Danly (Griffith Observatory)
  • Dr. David Reitzel (Griffith Observatory)

 

DAY 2 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ever New: Hubble Through The Years

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


NASA astrophysicist Dr. Ken Carpenter and Northrop Grumman engineer and executive Mr. Russ Matijevich recount the challenges faced by engineers, scientists, and astronauts in their efforts to keep Hubble ever new.
  • Dr. Ken Carpenter (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Mr. Russ Matijevich (Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Meet Astronaut Mark Vande Hei


2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Meet & Greet
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. From the Sea to the Stars (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet


NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei comes back to Griffith Observatory to share what it is like to train for a mission to the International Space Station. Meet Colonel Vande Hei and learn what it takes to be an astronaut.
 

DAY 3 - Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beyond Hubble: The Future of Space Astronomy

12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)


What amazing telescopes will follow Hubble? NASA and aerospace engineers have designs and dreams to take our vision even deeper into the universe and answer some of astronomy's most puzzling questions.
  • Dr. Ken Carpenter (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)

Meet Astronaut Story Musgrave

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Farm Kid to Rocket Man and Beyond, One LIttle Step at a Time  (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet & Greet


In 1993, NASA astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour to the Hubble Space Telescope. As Payload Commander, Dr. Musgrave helped restore Hubble's vision with the on-orbit installation of new instruments. Meet Dr. Musgrave and hear about his experiences on Hubble's first servicing mission.


The James Webb Space Telescope – The Next Great Space Observatory

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)

The James Webb Space Telescope will be NASA's next great space observatory. The telescope will be launched in 2018. Unlike Hubble, it will not orbit Earth. Instead it will orbit the sun in a special location about a million miles from Earth. Learn more from the engineers and scientists who are building it.
  • Mr. Scott Willoughby (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Dr. Amy Lo (Northrop Grumman Corporation)

 

DAY 4 - Monday, April 27, 2015

Hubble’s Legacy
Friends Of The Observatory Cosmic Musings Event


7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (streamed on Griffith ObservatoryTV)

Astronomers and engineers involved with the Hubble Space Telescope recount Hubble's amazing story of 25 years of discovery and take a look at what comes next in space astronomy.
  • Dr. Ken Carpenter (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Mr. Russ Matijevich (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Dr. Alberto Conti (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Dr. Laura Danly (Griffith Observatory)
(Tickets and reservations required for this event only)