Images from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
The HST has been in orbit around the Earth since 1990.
Since it’s launch it has gotten through a number of phases, but it has provided some of the most momentous images of our own Milky Way Galaxy, other galaxies and the cosmos.
This talk covers the background efforts to turn an astronomer’s idea into reality, some of the engineering that makes the HST work and most of all the date and images it has provided to us.
These have enlightened our knowledge and understanding of space and provided us with views that after nearly 30 years are only now being equalled by other imaging systems.