Mount Wilson to Begin Talks and Telescopes 2022 Season on May 7

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Published on May 3, 2022

Inset: Jennifer Wiseman via Mount Wilson Observatory Facebook page

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, senior project for the Hubble Space Telescope will present “the Hubble Space Telescope: New Windows of Discovery” at 5:30 p.m. on May 7.

The presentation will showcase incredible images and findings of this deep-space mission and cover Hubble’s 32-year history of discoveries about our solar system and the universe, as well as its glimpses into the mysterious effects of dark matter, dark energy and black holes.

Attendees will be treated to the opening of NASA’s Hubble Traveling Exhibit in the Mount Wilson Museum, providing a chance to explore Hubble science with a replica of the Telescope, interactive holograms and hands-on displays. Staff will answer questions.

NASA’s Hubble Traveling Exhibit will be displayed at Mount Wilson through September 4thand will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Audience members will wrap up the evening looking through Mount Wilson’s historic telescopes – the largest in the world available for public viewing. Both the 60-inch telescope and the 100-inch telescope – the one on which Edwin Hubble discovered our expanding universe – will be available for a visit to the night sky.

For more information, visit https://www.mtwilson.edu/lectures/.

 

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