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Author Topic: "Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide"  (Read 958 times)

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"Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide"
« on: February 08, 2009, 04:00:58 PM »
YOU'RE IN CONTROL!  In 1609, Galileo turned his telescope on the night sky for the first time.  Now, 400 years later, your vote will help make the momentous decision of where to point modern astronomy's most famous telescope.

"Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide" is part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA), the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's observations.  People around the world can vote to select the next object the Hubble Space Telescope will view.  Choose from a list of objects Hubble has never observed before and enter a drawing for one of 100 new Hubble pictures of the winning object.  The winning image will be released between April 2 and 5, during the IYA's 100 Hours of Astronomy, a global astronomy event geared toward encouraging as many people as possible to experience the night sky.  Vote by March 1 to swing Hubble toward your favorite target.

Check it out and vote!  I'm strongly in favor of involving the public in scientific endeavors; too often these decisions are left to the Men in the Ivory Tower.  And heck, I just like astronomy; apparently some of you are the same!


Make the stars look very different tomorrow!