History of Hubble

Event

When:
Wed, 03 Nov 2021, 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Category:
PALS CURRENT
Who:
James T. Lauroesch
Affiliation:
University of Louisville

Description

The history of the Hubble begins in 1946 with the vision of Lyman Spitzer Jr, who continued to champion a large space telescope until its launch. Congressional approval of the large space telescope occurred in 1977. The launch of the now named Hubble space telescope in 1990 was followed by the disappointment of the discovery of spherical aberration in the primary mirror. The first servicing mission installed corrective optics, subsequent servicing missions have installed updated and repaired existing instruments. The rich history as shown through Hubble images will be explored.