Hubble's Story
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States
41° 52' 46.344" N, 87° 37' 25.6116" W

Hubble's Story

In May 2009, NASA astronaut and University of Chicago alumnus John Grunsfeld boarded the last Space Shuttle to visit the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Grunsfeld successfully upgraded the telescope with new cameras and instruments and made repairs to allow the telescope to begin a new journey of discovery. During the course of 12 days in orbit the Hubble Servicing Mission 4, or STS-125, allowed two teams of astronauts to perform 5 space walks. In this talk, Astronaut Grunsfeld will describe the adventure of working in orbit on the Hubble Space Telescope and the exciting scientific results that the new instruments are providing.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 South Michigan Ave., SAIC Ballroom

6:00 p.m. Presentation.

Admission is FREE to the lecture, however space is limited. Private reception for C²ST members and select guests prior to lecture.

Registration is now closed as we have reached seating capacity. Standing room only available.

Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago.

For more information, please visit http://astro.uchicago.edu/hubble/

In May of 2009, the Hubble Space Telescope's last service mission successfully upgraded and repaired the telescope to include new cameras and instruments.  During the 12 day mission in orbit, the Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125) performed 5 spacewalks to complete the upgrades so that the telescope could begin a new journey of discovery.  Join us for a discussion with Astronaut John Grunsfeld who will describe the adventures of working in orbit on the Hubble Space Telescope and the exciting scientific results that the new instruments provide.