July’s Public Meeting

On 16th July we welcome the return of Jerry Workman for the second part of his talks about the Hubble Space Telescope. This time Jerry will be talking about the “Hubble Deep Sky Images” ‐ a history of the universe via images taken using the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as an update on the current science data returned from the instrument. The giant spaceborne telescope was put into orbit to collect information
about a large variety of astronomical objects , from neighbouring planets and stars, nebulae and star forming regions, to the most distant galaxies and quasars.

One of the most famous images from the HST is the “Pillars of Creation” ‐ a gaseous region of the Eagle Nebula where stars are forming. Such images have not only proven vital to research but have also acted as a public relations boost for astronomy.

All are welcome to the public meeting which takes place at the Henry Dixon Hall, Rivenhall End on Wednesday 16th July. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start. Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets.


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