Celebrate 25 Years of Hubble

On 24 April 2015 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 25 years since its launch. Celebrate this event with resources such as Hubble-themed exhibits, images, videos, news stories and information that you can use to create your own Hubble 25th Anniversary event.

NASA and ESA are celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's silver anniversary of 25 years in space by unveiling some of nature's own fireworks — a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides inside a vibrant stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina. The comparatively young, 2-million-year-old star cluster contains some of our galaxy's hottest, brightest, and most massive stars. The largest stars are unleashing a torrent of ultraviolet light and hurricane-force winds that etch away the enveloping hydrogen gas cloud. This creates a fantasy celestial landscape of pillars, ridges, and valleys.

If you would like support in planning your own Hubble celebration please get in contact with Emily Thorpe-Smith. #HUBBLE25