NASA Glenn celebrates Hubble’s 25th anniversary

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland OH celebrated the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope 25 years ago this April with several activities for children and adults to learn more about Hubble’s amazing contributions over the last quarter century.

On Monday, March 30, from 7:30-9:30 a.m., Glenn’s Center Director Jim Free presented “Hubble@25: Rewriting History Yet Unwritten” to the City Club of Cleveland. Free discussed the significance of Hubble and its still yet-to-be-written discoveries. NASA astronaut Mike Good discussed discussed “The Final Hubble Servicing Mission.” Good was a crew member on the STS-125 space shuttle mission in 2009, which was the last NASA mission to service the Hubble telescope.

On Wednesday, April 1, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., a new exhibit honoring 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope will open at the Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing. The exhibit features a one-fifth-scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope, a video wall of powerful Hubble images showcasing the science of deep space discovery, interactive kiosks and educational activities. Scouts, cadets, home schooled youth and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland are invited to attend. Glenn’s Hubble Team members will be available for interviews. At 3:00 p.m., the event will feature presentations by Jim Free and Bruce Banks.

The Hubble Space Telescope exhibit will be available for public viewing April 2 through April 30.

Glenn continues its Hubble 25th anniversary celebrations with Camp Hubble Days. Visitors will be able to meet a special guest, watch the new Hubble 25th anniversary videos “Hubble: The Beginning” and “Glenn’s Hubble Team,” engage in an interactive exhibit, participate in educational activities, and receive a sharable memento from NASA.

Camp Hubble Days will be at the following locations:

Friday, April 17, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Library, Rice Branch
11535 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114
Audience: the general public
Special guest: aerospace engineer Bruce Banks of Science Applications International Corporation

Saturday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cleveland Sight Center
1909 E. 101 Street, Cleveland, OH 44106
Audience: clients of the Cleveland Sight Center
Special guests: Jason Davis, Cleveland Museum of Natural History planetarium manager; Jill Noble, Glenn’s information specialist; and Deborah Waters, aerospace materials engineer

Friday, April 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing
325 Superior Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
Audience: middle school students at Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Special guest: Glenn’s propulsion engineer Bryan Palaszewski