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INTREPID MUSEUM TO OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF NASA'
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INTREPID MUSEUM TO OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF NASA'S HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
7/24/2014
 
FROM: THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86; West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
   
CONTACT: Rubenstein Communications Inc., Public Relations
Mike Stouber– 212-843-9381 / mstouber@rubenstein.com
   
  The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Luke Sacks – 646-381-5282 / lsacks@intrepidmuseum.org
 
For Immediate Release
 
INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO OPEN TEMPORARY EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF NASA'S HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
 
New York, NY (July 24 2014) – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today announced the upcoming temporary exhibition, Hubble@25, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the first major temporary exhibition in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion, and will open to the public on October 23.

For a quarter of a century the Hubble Space Telescope has peered into deep space capturing the ancient light of the universe. It has propelled significant discoveries in the study and exploration of dark energy and galactic formations.

The Hubble project has really revolutionized our view of how galaxies in the universe develop over billions of years, from small red dots to full-fledged spiral and elliptical galaxies and everything in between. This exhibit emphasizes the incredibly important idea that looking out in space is also looking back in time. With Hubble, we can look out to the distant universe, observe the distant past, and study the history of galaxy development.

Through showcasing Hubble produced images, and original and rarely seen artifacts, including actual tools used in space to repair the telescope, Hubble@25 will introduce the public to the history of the telescope and the unparalleled scientific achievements generated by the Hubble program.

The exhibition will include many photographs by Michael Soluri from his upcoming publication, Infinite Worlds: The People and Places of Space Exploration (Simon & Schuster, October 2014), a multi-year project that documented the mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope on earth and in space.

The exhibition Hubble@25 will be enhanced by a series of public and education programs including conversations and panels with astronauts, scientists and engineers who have all contributed to the Hubble Space Telescope projects.

The Hubble anniversary story is best told at the Intrepid Museum, which is the only museum in the Northeast that hosts one of NASA’s orbiters and has been dedicated to communicating space science to local, national and international visitors and students for over 30 years.


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