Explore Calendar of Events Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary
April 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater

Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary

Visit Griffith Observatory for four days of celebrations that recognize the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Upcoming NASA Events at Griffith Observatory

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.

Celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary

DAY 1 – Friday, April 24, 2015

Hubble at 25: A Discovery a Day

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Watch the Live Stream

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.
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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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

Watch the Live Stream

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Meet & Greet
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. From the Sea to the Stars
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. 

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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

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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
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

Watch the Live Stream

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

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.

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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 are required for this event only)