During the 2018 edition of Northern Nights (4:30-6pm, on the 22nd of September, 2018, at Kathleen Lake Lakefront Cabin), and in partnership with our Valued Partner, Parks Canada, the Yukon Astronomical Society will host the following presentation:
Chris Gainor, Ph.D : History of the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 28 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in. This talk will cover the history of Hubble based on a history book the speaker is writing for NASA.
Chris Gainor is a historian specializing in the history of space flight and aeronautics. He has five published books and is currently writing a history of the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA. He is also President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly.