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Kimberly W. Land
(757) 864-9885

For Release: Dec. 2, 1999

RELEASE NO. 99-082

Unfolding the Cosmos With the Hubble Space Telescope

During a talk at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., a member of the Hubble Space Telescope team will discuss the mysteries of the universe that have been discovered with the telescope.

Dr. Henry C. Ferguson, a project leader for "Hubble Deep Field" at the Space Telescope Science Institute, will present "Measuring Cosmic Evolution with the Hubble Space Telescope" at a colloquium at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at NASA Langley's H.J.E Reid Conference Center.

Media briefing

A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of the Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd. at NASA Langley. Media who wish to attend the briefing should contact Kimberly W. Land at (757) 864-9885.

The Hubble Deep Field project has provided the deepest optical image of the distant universe to date. Ferguson will review what has been learned from the observations so far and outline some of the questions and paradoxes that still remain in trying to chart cosmic evolution.

Ferguson has degrees from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He has also held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and a Hubble postdoctoral fellowship at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, where he has been a staff member since 1995.

The public is invited to the Sigma Series lecture at the Virginia Air and Space Center that evening at 7:30.

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