Education Resource Page
The Hubble Space Telescope, or HST, is a unique tool for space exploration and for education. For more than 18 years, Hubble has peered into the universe, inspiring students of all ages to wonder — to ponder new science questions and to seek answers about the universe. Hubble's stunning imagery has revealed visual wonders of the known universe. Hubble truly inspires "wonder" in multiple ways. The resources found here offer a wide variety of tools to bring that wonder to learners of all ages in varied learning environments.
Visit each of the sections to learn more about the topics below:
Preparations for the last space shuttle mission to service Hubble,
- Training of the astronauts for the work they will conduct in space
- Technologies developed and used for Hubble servicing missions
- An interactive simulation of planned spacewalks
- 50+ careers associated with the Hubble Project
- Hubble's major science discoveries
Interactive lessons and e-education opportunities featuring science, technology, engineering, math
and career exploration
- Special Hubble education opportunities
Introduction to Hubble
Hubble's launch in 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope! Its discoveries have resulted in advanced scientific questions and space exploration technological capabilities. Its four servicing missions have advanced Hubble's capabilities to peer into the universe. Learn more about Hubble's story here.
- Hubble Space Telescope's history and milestones
- Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (SM4/STS-125)
- Multimedia clips and a simulation activity
Learn about the broad diversity of talents, skills and people within the Hubble scientific and technical community. Visit the Hubble Careers area often to discover new career profiles, complementary audio and video clips, links to cool sites that host Hubble career activities, and updates on Hubble career resources, products and events.
- Hubble Careers in Action
- Hubble Stars
- Servicing Mission 4 Team
- Hubble Careers Learning Modules
From Galileo to the Great Observatories
Investigate the wonders revealed by telescopes from Galileo's observations to Hubble's great discoveries. Come along as we await the release of Hubble's images after the installation of the new scientific instruments. These images will demonstrate the benefits of the newly installed instruments and of the extension of Hubble's life at least until 2013.
- Classroom activities and products
- Multimedia/Interactive Learning
- Related Resource Sites
Hubble Spacewalks and Technologies
Spacewalks or extravehicular activities, also known as EVAs, are crucial to the success of servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Five EVAs will be conducted on consecutive days during the mission as the spacewalkers pair off into two teams. One team will conduct the first, third and fifth spacewalks, while the other team will conduct the second and fourth spacewalks. The spacewalks will vary in length, but they generally will be around seven hours each. Crew members will repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope and extend its life at least until 2013.
- Classroom Activities and Simulations
- Related Resource Sites
Many opportunities for students and educators are offered only for a limited time so check this page frequently. It will be updated as new opportunities arise.
- Special Projects
- Web Sites