This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the most prolific and inspiring scientific instruments ever built! Join NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute in celebrating this remarkable observatory and its journey of scientific exploration.

Education Portal
To inspire and engage your students, you can make use of a newly released suite of educational materials and opportunities within the “Celebrating Hubble’s 20th Anniversary” education portal. You will find a special Star Witness news story, an opportunity for classrooms to send their personal greetings to Hubble, Hubble “fun facts” and trivia, and the IMAX “Hubble 3D” educator guide. An anniversary poster with Hubble’s hit images and associated classroom activities is also being offered. Visit the portal here: at http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/hubble_20.

New NASA Top Stars Lessons
NASA’s ‘Top Stars’ education contest has new lessons available in the online ‘showcase.’ New lessons include:

  • Hubble Space Telescope Booklet (Grades 3-5)
  • Extraordinary in the Ordinary (Informal, Grades 4 and higher)
  • Make a Hubble Space Telescope Photo (Grades 9-12)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 Lesson (Grades 3-5)

Visit http://topstars.strategies.org/showcase.php to view these lessons. The round 4 ‘Top Stars’ and overall contest ‘Gold Stars’ will be announced in June, visit http://topstars.strategies.org for the latest news and announcements.

New NASA Book: “Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time”
NASA released a dynamic and unique collection of Hubble images and commentary that takes an in-depth look at the unique, groundbreaking telescope. It serves as an authoritative account of the observatory, which has revolutionized astronomy and photography. The book highlights Hubble’s spectacular visual legacy to humanity in stunning images and includes what many consider Hubble’s 20 most important scientific findings to date. For more information about “Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time,” visit: http://www.abramsbooks.com.


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