Session B6: Triumphs of 20th Century Astrophysics I: Observatories and Telescopes

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: Promenade D

Sponsoring Units: FHP DAP
Chair: Ramanath Cowsik, Washington University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.B6.2

Abstract: B6.00002 : The Scientific Achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope

11:21 AM–11:57 AM

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  Mario Livio
    (Space Telescope Science Institute)

I will review the most important scientific achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope. I will cover topics ranging from Dark Energy to Extrasolar Planets. I will also show some of the latest breathtaking images taken by the telescope, and explain briefly how the upcoming servicing mission will enhance Hubble's capabilities.

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