We are pleased to informally announce the fourth conference in the series “Science with the Hubble Space Telescope”, to be held at the prestigious Accademia dei Lincei in Rome from 17–20 March 2014. Antonella Nota (ESA & STScI) and Roger Davies (Oxford) will co-Chair the Scientific Organising Committee. The conference will be sponsored by ESA, in collaboration with NASA and other partner organisations, and is designed to highlight the scientific breakthroughs made by the Hubble Space Telescope during its two decades of operation, with special emphasis on European contributions. We have three specific goals for this meeting, which is subtitled “Looking to the Future”: to share the latest results from Hubble across the broad canvas of astronomy, to inspire the community of Hubble users to think how Hubble’s successor — the James Webb Space Telescope — will move their scientific field forward, and to look yet further into the future, posing the scientific questions that will shape the field of astrophysics in the next decade.
This conference takes place five years after Servicing Mission 4 — the last manned mission to Hubble. It will kick off the 25th anniversary of Hubble’s launch, celebrating the tremendous impact this observatory has had on science and society. We are planning a formal announcement of the conference very soon. In the meantime, please direct any queries you might have to the conference email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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