The Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope sparked a revolution in astronomy when it opened its “eye” on the universe 20 years ago. The telescope’s “hall-of-fame” images and spectacular discoveries of black holes, far-flung galaxies, and gas shrouds around dying, Sun-like stars have forever changed our view of the cosmos.
A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
A Class Act! Send anniverary greetings to Hubble!
TEACHERS! Have your class read about Hubble's 20th anniversary in the Star Witness story, Hubble Celebrates a Stellar Anniversary. Then have the class send a message to Hubble that will be stored permanently in the Hubble archive. SEND A MESSAGE!
Don't miss these Amazing Space features on Hubble
- A Hubble Timeline
Trace some of the most meaningful moments behind Hubble's uniquely
from its perch
- "Hubble: 20 Years of Discovery" Team Research Activity
A classroom activity with associated readings that uses the letter-sized version of the 20th Anniversary poster to spark questions.
- Star Witness news
A special feature on Hubble's first observations after Servicing Mission 4
- Hubble Trivia
Fun facts about Hubble