Celebrating Hubble's 20th Anniversary > Send Greetings to Hubble
Make your class's voice a part of Hubble history!
A classroom activity to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope!
Have your class send a message to Hubble that will be stored permanently in the Hubble archive.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope sparked a revolution in astronomy when it opened its "eye" on the universe over 20 years ago, and its spectacular images and discoveries have forever changed our view of the cosmos.
What about Hubble has captivated you? Was it seeing a particular image, watching the astronauts work on the telescope, hearing of a new discovery? Since Hubble's 20th birthday anniversary in April of 2010, the Space Telescope Science Institute has been working to capture the human side of Hubble's story. Astronomy fans around the globe can "send a message to Hubble," telling how the telescope has inspired them. Messages can be short or long, a sentence or several paragraphs.
Messages will be permanently stored in the Hubble archive along with the telescope's science data, making each message forever a part of Hubble history. In the future, researchers may read your message and better understand how one telescope changed humanity's views of the universe.