On Exhibit at the Cherrydale Branch Library, March – April 16, 2018
The Hubble telescope is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, far above the distortion of Earth’s atmosphere and far above rain clouds and light pollution. With Hubble’s unobstructed view of the universe, scientists have been able to observe the most distant stars and galaxies as well as the planets in our solar system.
Hubble’s launch and deployment in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo’s telescope. Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations since its mission began in 1990. Astronomers using Hubble data have published more than 15,000 scientific papers, making it one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built.
Want to buy something you see on our walls? Artists contribute 20% of sales made during their exhibit to the Friends of the Arlington County Public Library, to help support Library programming.