February 16, 2021 Show 989 Hour 2.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990. With an orbital height of 347 miles it remains a versatile and vital research tool as well as a public relations boon for astronomy. What have we learned since in the 30-plus years since its launch, and what do we hope to learn in the future? Guest: Tom Durkin, Deputy Director of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. Tonight, at 6:00 p.m., he presents the STEAM Café' discussion at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City called "Unexpected Wonders from the Vast Unknown: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope."