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Sunday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hubble: Touching the Universe

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The Hubble Space Telescope is widely regarded as the most important scientific instrument that humans have built. Through its breathtaking images, Hubble has opened our eyes to the wonders of the Universe and placed our world into a context of 100 billion stars in 100 billion galaxies. Hubble has imaged planets outside of our Solar System, has revealed the lifecycles of stars, has captured galaxies engulfing one another, and has measured the rate at which the Universe itself is expanding. Launched in the spring of 1990, Hubble remains our most powerful telescope and continues to tackle the biggest challenges on the grandest scales. This panel at SXSW 2015 will celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary by showcasing the biggest scientific discoveries and its impact on culture, reveal new capabilities that now make Hubble more powerful than ever to tackle new science challenges, and discuss how we explore beyond Hubble with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018.

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Alberto Conti

Innovation Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Dr. Alberto Conti is the Innovation manager for Civil Space in the Business and Advanced Systems Development organization at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
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John Grunsfeld

Astronaut & NASA AA for Science, NASA
John M. Grunsfeld was named Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in January 2012. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, managing the science program for the... Read More →
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Jason Kalirai

Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute
Dr. Jason Kalirai is a Canadian-born research astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute and a research astronomer at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Jason obtained a PhD in Astrophysics in 2004 from the University of British Columbia.
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Amber Straughn

NASA Astrophysicist, Deputy Project Scientist for JWST Outreach, NASA
Dr. Amber Straughn is an Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and serves as the Deputy Project Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope Science Communications.


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Salon 2 110 E 2nd St

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