Posts Tagged ‘Hubble’

The Tech Museum: Space Shuttle & IMAX – Hubble

Carina Nebula

After nearly 30 years of service, the Space Shuttle will be retired.

The Tech is giving us a chance to say our goodbyes during Space Week: May 3 – 9, 2010

Explore displays, including two Space Shuttle tires. (hands-on activities) Now – May 9th

Meet NASA Scientists:
Monday – Friday
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Now Playing – IMAX
See “Hubble” and experience the wonder of the universe we live in.

“Hubble” – Trailer

“I first thought about becoming an astronaut in my 20s after seeing the IMAX movie ‘The Dream is Alive’.”
– Susan Helms NASA Astronaut

IMAX “Hubble” Calendar

The Dawn of Creation: The First Two Billion Years

Hubble Ultra Deep Field - NASA

Hubble Ultra Deep Field - NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope has made it possible to look back to a time when the universe looked very different than it does today.

Steven Beckwith, currently the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies for the University of California’s ten campuses and former Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (which runs the Hubble), will give a somewhat non-technical, illustrated talk on The Dawn of Creation: The First Two Billion Years.

Billions of years ago galaxies looked much different than they do today. The Milky Way and other galaxies took shape slowly, building up from many pieces in the debris of the initial Big Bang explosion.

Topics like galaxy shapes, the expanding universe, gravity – is it the same now as it was billions of years ago, dark matter, and dark energy should get you tingly all over. No? Then Baryon Acoustic Oscillations may do the trick.

Note: The Ultra Deep Field contains an estimated 10,000 galaxies.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to locate parking.
Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the Smithwick theatre.

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Wednesday, March 4
7:00 pm

Admission: Free
Parking: $2.00

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