Hello fellow Schmoozers!
I doubt most of us took note of the event when it happened, but 25 years ago yesterday, April 25, 1990, the crew of STS-31 deployed the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Perhaps you remember some of the early problems with the Hubble, such as the fact that it, in effect, needed glasses to see properly after deployment.
But I think we can all agree that the images of the Universe that the Hubble has taken and beamed back to earth have been nothing short of breathtaking. And humbling.
So much has been learned about the expansive Universe and our place in it. I'm glad to be living in this time of discovery and can't wait to see what else we learn in the upcoming years. The iconic images of deep space and star nurseries have helped us see the scale of things, and our very small part in it.
So congratulations to all those involved with the design, build, and launch of the Hubble, and to those who have helped interpret the images it has taken.
We have the usual full slate of interesting events this week, and here are three of