Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Hubble Mania!


Vote for your favorite Hubble Space Telescope images during Hubble Mania! The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many amazing images during its 25 years in orbit. To celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, 32 Hubble images have been pitted against each other in a competition in which you decide the victors. Fill out a printable Hubble image bracket and see which images make it to the finals. Voting starts March 4.

Next SkyFest: Happy Anniversary, Hubble!


Join us at the Lunar and Planetary Institute on Saturday, April 4, from 8 – 10 pm for the next SkyFest event, “Happy Anniversary, Hubble!” There will be hands-on activities, and, with assistance from the JSC Astronomical Society, there will be viewing of the night sky. The event is free and open to explorers of all ages, but children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or adult the entire time they are visiting the LPI.

Special Presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk: NASA’s Year of the Dwarves


Join us at the LPI on Thursday, February 26, at 7:30 pm for a special presentation by Dr. Paul Schenk, NASA’s Year of the Dwarves: Exploration of Ceres and Pluto. Dr. Schenk will provide a preview of the Dawn and New Horizons missions and will discuss what scientists hope to discover with upcoming mission data. This presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception. Registration is not required for this event.