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    HMNS Special Lecture: Repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, Changing Your View of Our Universe

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    April 30, 2010

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    HMNS Special Lecture: Repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, Changing Your View of Our Universe

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture entitled Repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, Changing Your View of Our Universe, Friday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Speaker:  John Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Astronaut & Astronomer(pictured). Sponsored by KUHF 88.7 FM.

    In May 2009, space shuttle Atlantis flew to the Hubble Space Telescope for a 13-day mission. Astronauts,...

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Special Lecture entitled Repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, Changing Your View of Our Universe, Friday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. Speaker:  John Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Astronaut & Astronomer(pictured). Sponsored by KUHF 88.7 FM.

    In May 2009, space shuttle Atlantis flew to the Hubble Space Telescope for a 13-day mission. Astronauts, over the course of 5 spacewalks, completed an extreme makeover of the orbiting observatory. Dr. John Grunsfeld will share the early results of the new and repaired instruments that hint at a bright scientific future for Hubble.

    Nicknamed “Chief Hubble Repairman,” NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, including this May 2009 mission. Dr. Grunsfeld will offer the unique perspective of an astronomer taking on the challenges of an astronaut to repair Hubble. He recently left NASA to become deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. STScI is the science operations center for Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope, which is planned for launch in 2014.

    This evening we will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble in April 1990, and how it changed our view of our universe.


    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030

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    Admission Info:

    Member-Adult $12.00
    Member-Child (<18) $12.00
    Adult $17.00
    Child (3-11) $17.00
    Senior (62+) $17.00
    College (Current ID) $17.00
    Group (20+ persons) $17.00


    General Day and Time Info:

    6:30pm 


    Phone: (713) 639-4629

    Parking:

    Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline, just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for museum patrons and $7 for all others. In addition, some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.



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