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New Meetup: HUBBLE: Astrophysics Colloquium by John Grunsfeld (STScI)

From: Elise
Sent on: Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:52 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Physics and Astronomy Society!

What: HUBBLE: Astrophysics Colloquium by John Grunsfeld (STScI)

When: Thursday, December 9,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Kavli Auditorium @ SLAC
Menlo Park, CA 94025

KIPAC (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology)
presents an Astrophysics Colloquium by John Grunsfeld (STScI): Hubble

"In May 2009 a team of astronauts flew to the Hubble Space Telescope on space shuttle Atlantis. On their 13 day mission and over the course of 5 spacewalks they completed an extreme makeover of the orbiting observatory. They installed the Wide Field Camera-3, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, repaired the Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, as well as a number of maintenance activities. The Hubble Space Telescope story has been a fascinating study in public policy, engineering, ethics, and science. For the first time on orbit the Hubble has a full complement of instruments capable of performing state-of-the-art observations from the near infra-red to the ultraviolet end of the spectrum. The early results of the new and repaired instruments hint at a bright scientific future for Hubble and will be presented in the talk as well as a narrative of the adventures on orbit."

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