RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science – Zeidler Dome
FREE and open to the public.
Note: The regular meeting will begin after the annual general meeting concludes.
8:30 PM Guest Speaker
Dr. Chris Gainor
History of the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 28 years ago in 1990. After overcoming problems caused by a defective main mirror, Hubble has made discoveries that have revolutionized our view of the universe we live in. This talk will cover the history of HST based on a history book the speaker is writing for NASA.
Chris Gainor is a historian specializing in the history of space flight and aeronautics. He has five published books. He is also President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and editor of Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly.