New Images From Hubble
Sunday 28 February, 1.30pm - 2.30pm & 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Suitability: All Ages
£3 per person, £10 per family (Four people, at least one adult)
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Hubble - the first major optical telescope to be placed in space - takes pictures of stars, planets and galaxies as it whirls around Earth at about 17,000mph. Since its launch in 1990 it has travelled more than 3 billion miles at an altitude of about 340 miles. Yet Hubble is only 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long - the length of a large school bus.
Robert Hill from Northern Ireland Space Office will show us some of Hubble’s most recent fascinating images of deep space and explain what they are all about. Whether you are a space novice or an informed enthusiast, you will leave in complete awe of this small telescope in such an enormous ‘Space’ and what it has revealed to us.