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How has Hubble transformed our view of the distant Universe?

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Location

The Royal Society YouTube channel

Overview

This event is part of a series of lightning lectures for the Royal Society’s 2021 Summer Science digital showcase.

Hubble drifts over Earth after its release on 19 May 2009 by the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Image Credit: NASA/ESA. See https://esahubble.org/images/heic0908c/

As we look out into the Universe, we see it as it appeared in the past, making telescopes like Hubble effectively time machines. Through iconic images, like Hubble's Ultra Deep Field, astronomers have now observed galaxies across much of the Universe’s history transforming our understanding of its evolution. 

Join Dr Stephen Wilkins on an interstellar journey through time and space as he explores some of the ground-breaking discoveries made possible by the Hubble Telescope.   

Speakers

  • Dr Stephen Wilkins, Head of Astronomy, University of Sussex

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