Distinguished Lecture: The Hubble Space Telescope

Date(s) - June 11, 2015
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Learn what it was like to be a space telescope “repair man” from NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman as he recalls his shuttle mission to repair the Hubble.

Since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope has become one of the most extraordinary and beloved space science missions, and has provided some of the most memorable images of the cosmos.

But the telescope was not an immediate success – without the work performed by the STS-61 crew, including astronomer and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, the Hubble could have been a scientific disaster.

Dr. Hoffman will recall his shuttle missions and his experience as a space telescope “repair man”, and how those repairs have led to the telescope becoming one of the greatest science instruments ever built.

Baker Center Theater