SPACE Chennai



City: Chennai

Date: 24/04/2020

Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools.


  • Total number of participants 600.
  • Participants got introduced to telescope in space – Hubble Space Telescope 30th Anniversary.
  • This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for understanding the universe through HST.
  • Participants were demonstrated well and beautiful images captured by HST were shown.
  • Participants observed this 30 years achievements of HST in the field of astronomy and space science and got excited

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Telescope in space that was launched by Space Shuttle Discovery into low Earth orbit in 24th April, 1990 and remains in operation. The Hubble telescope is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble and is one of NASA's Great Observatories. Hubble is the only telescope designed to be maintained in space by astronauts. Five Space Shuttle Service missions have repaired, upgraded, and replaced systems on the telescope.

Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to capture extremely high-resolution images better than ground-based telescopes. It has recorded some of the most detailed visible light images, allowing a deep view into space. Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as determining the rate of expansion of the universe.


                       The participants understood about Hubble Space Telescope, its mission, parts and how it take pictures of distant objects in the universe and observed the great pictures taken by HST.


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