Hubble's Universe

Hubble's Universe Lecture

Hubble's Universe is a presentation about the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomical imaging, and some of the discoveries made possible by the Hubble Space Telescope. Included is an overview of Hubble's data collection instruments and cameras and an overview of the electromagnetic spectrum - which also speaks to the 'why' of putting astronomical observatories in space. This is followed by a discussion of the methods by which the data from the various instruments is converted into the beautiful astronomical images that have changed our view of the universe. The astronomical image processing techniques used by the autor are also discussed.

A broad array of representative images are used in the presentation. Images shown include planets of the solar system, nebula, black holes, and galaxies. The images are used as illustrations to explain several of the astronomical and cosmological discoveries made using Hubble Space Telescope data. For example, how Hubble data has been used to improve our estimates of the Hubble Constant, one of the most important numbers is cosmology. The program concludes with speculation on the ultimate fate of the universe.

The length of this presentation is between 40 and 60 minutes. For scheduling and general inquiries please click the link below to send me an email.


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