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