Title: “Visualizing Hubble’s Colorful Universe”
Speaker: Zolt Levay
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has been exploring the cosmos for more than 30 years. In that time, it has revolutionized astronomy and has enabled us to reimagine the universe through a wealth of dramatic views of space in unprecedented detail. Zolt Levay will discuss what makes Hubble such a powerful instrument, describe some of the most significant science results and spectacular images, and show how its science data can be translated into colorful pictures. He will explore what has made these images so compelling yet not so different from photographs of dramatic Earthbound landscapes, showing us that nature extends to the most distant reaches of the universe.