Space Science Workshop: How the Hubble Space Telescope Has Changed Our View of the Universe
Saturday, March 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Grades 6 - 12
Join MIT professor and former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman in the Charles Hayden Planetarium to learn how he and his colleagues on the space shuttle Endeavour rescued the Hubble Space Telescope from its initial optical problems during a series of five complex and risky spacewalks. He'll also share how Hubble's subsequent discoveries have revolutionized astronomy. Throughout the workshop, Dr. Hoffman will show slides and videos about Hubble and discuss the future of space astronomy.
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