Dr. Chris Lintott, Department of Physics at University of Oxford
The Hubble Space Telescope is the best known telescope in history, and the most successful. The Hubble was carried into orbit in 1990 and remains in operation today. A 2.4-meter aperture telescope, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared. Its 20 plus years of history have produced thousands of papers, and hundreds of thousands of images. Reviewing them all would take a lifetime, so luckily astronomer Dr. Chris Lintott has sorted through the archives to bring you his top ten Hubble images. Ranging from new views of our own little Solar System, through the first glimpses of worlds around other stars, this cosmic tour will make use of the incredible projection capabilities of the Morrison Planetarium to take Dr. Lintott's audience on a cosmic journey to the most distant galaxies.
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