Hubble Reveal

Celebrating 30 Years of Discovery

The Journey Museum and Learning Center has been chosen as a host to reveal Hubble's 30th anniversary image. For now, enjoy a virtual unveiling with a celebration at the museum to be announced later this year.

30TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGE: "Cosmic Reef"



LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COSMIC UNDERSEA TEEMING WITH STARS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUBBLE! On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth with its precious cargo, the Hubble Space Telescope. The next day, astronauts released the telescope into space to begin its journey of discovery.

From our own cosmic backyard to the far reaches of the universe, Hubble showed us properties of space and time that for most of human history could only be imagined.

30 years later, Hubble continues to churn out groundbreaking science. Celebrate with the big reveal of the 30th anniversary image, live on YouTube! (DETAILS BELOW)

Use this page to explore amazing videos, images and activities in the name of science!

JOIN THE LIVE REVEAL!

You can participate in Hubble's 30th anniversary by joining a live YouTube stream Friday, April 24 at noon MT. Dr. Frank Summers and Dr. Elena Sabbi will give a quick Hubble overview, share the anniversary image and visualization, and take questions.

Missed the reveal? Watch it here.



CLICK HERE TO JOIN


FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY

Watch Eric Whitacre's film "Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe" followed by Q+A. Eric will host a Facebook Live Watch Party on his page here. The film will be published at 11 a.m. MT on Friday, April 24.


HUBBLE IMAGES

A stunning new NASA Hubble image of the Eagle Nebula’s “Pillars of Creation” in infrared



Image Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team





CLICK HERE FOR IMAGE DETAILS



BIG NEWS!
NASA, SpaceX to Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011

A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

GET DETAILS HERE


MUSIC + SCIENCE

Arjun Ayyangar, NASA Solar System Ambassador and SDSM&T grad, honors Hubble by pairing music and science. In the video below, enjoy NASA images as he plays the Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4 by Chopin on the piano.

WATCH ARJUN'S PRESENTATION ON BLACK HOLES BELOW


CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE VIDEO

FUN THINGS TO EXPLORE!

THE INVISIBLE UNIVERSE

Explore the universe beyond what the naked eye can see!

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EXOPLANETS

A fully rendered, scientifically accurate 3D universe that allows you to explore thousands of exotic planetary systems known to orbit distant stars.

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ART ACTIVITY: Wish Hubble a Happy Birthday by creating your own version of a favorite Hubble image and posting a birthday card on social media! Display your creation in a window for neighbors to enjoy. Write a story set on another planet or even in another galaxy!

Share on Hubble's Facebook and Twitter and on your own accounts with the hashtags #HubbleBirthdayCard and #Hubble30.

Need ideas? Check out these iconic images above.

EVEN MORE TO DISCOVER AT HUBBLESITE.ORG


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