27 June, 2018 8pm to 10:30pm
Omniversum Den Haag
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Speaker: Jeffrey Hoffman
Since its launch, the Hubble Space Telescope has become one of the most extraordinary and beloved space science missions, and has provided some of the most memorable images of the cosmos. But the telescope was not an immediate success - without the work performed by the STS-61 crew, including astronomer and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, the Hubble could have been a scientific disaster. Dr. Hoffman will explain what led to Hubble’s initial problems, recall his shuttle experience as a space telescope “repair man”, and discuss how those repairs have led to the telescope becoming one of the greatest science instruments ever built.