All over Europe, more than 40 Hubble Day events are planned. Thousands of copies of ESA’s DVD will be given away for free and two amazing anniversary images from Hubble are going to be unveiled.
There are press meetings at various sites around Europe:
- At ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk (19 April)
- Hamburg Planetarium (with ESA/Hubble) 22 April.
- Press meeting in Planetarium Wien
- Media event in Centro Multimeios in Portugal
- Press meeting 24 April 11:00 at MUSEUM AM SCHÖLERBERG,
Natur und Umwelt - Planetarium
Am Schölerberg 8
Contact: Dr. Andreas Hänel
Tel.: 0541-5600326, Fax: 0541-5600337
This list is being updated at the moment. Please check back soon.
A list of the many events is being updated and will appear here shortly. Please double-check the facts with the individual organisations as things may change (!)
|1||Europe||New Scientist||April 23th||New Scientist, the world's most popular science news weekly, is offering readers the chance to claim one of 40,000 copies of Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery. Details of how to claim will be available in 23 April issue, on sale in newsagents. Alternatively subscribe at www.newscientist.com|
|2||Austria||Planetarium Wien||Wien||April 24th|
|3||Austria||ACA Astroclub Auersbach||April 24th|
|4||Belgium||Brussels Planetarium||Brussels||April 24th|
|Belgium||Europlanetarium, Genk||Genk||April 24th||Open from 10h00 until 17h00:
Exhibition 15 year Hubble’s Space Telescope
40 images from and by the Hubble Space Telescope
Exhibition Paintings “The Universe” by Christa Wawers
|Bulgaria||National Polytechnique Museum||Sofia||April 25th||From 17:30 h local time there will be astro-photo-exhibition, a talk from the
head of the Department of Astronomy of niversity of
Sofia assoc. prof. d-r Valeri Golev, a lot of gifts
for the public etc.
|6||Bulgaria||House of the Cinema||Sofia||April 28th||Projection of "Hubble - 15 years of Discovery"|
|7||Bulgaria||Big Hall of the Bulgarian Accdademy of Sciences||Sofia||Projection of "Hubble - 15 years of Discovery"|
|8||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium "Nikolai Kopernik"||Varna||April 26th||Hubble Day|
|9||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium in Gabrovo||Gabrovo||April 25th||Hubble Day|
|10||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium "Djordano Bruno" in
|Dimitrovgrad||April 27th||Hubble Day|
|11||Bulgaria||Public Observatory in Kurdjali||Kurdjali||April 25th||Hubble Day|
|12||Bulgaria||Public Observatory "Galileo Galilei" in Silistra||Silistra||April 25th||Hubble Day|
|13||Bulgaria||Astronomical Observatory in Sliven||Sliven||April 26th||Hubble Day|
|14||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium in Smolyan||Smolyan||April 25th||Hubble Day|
|15||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium "Yurii Gagarin" in
|Stara Zagora||April 27th||Hubble Day|
|16||Bulgaria||Astronomical Observatory in Haskovo||Haskovo||April 27th||Hubble Day|
|17||Bulgaria||Public Observatory and Planetarium in Yambol||Yambol||April 25th||Hubble Day|
|18||Bulgaria||Astronomical Observatory in Troyan||Troyan||April 29th||Hubble Day|
|19||Bulgaria||Astro-club in the village Baykal||Baykal||April 24th||Hubble Day|
|20||Czech Republic||Public Observatory and Planetarium||Hradec Kralove||April 24th||From 6 p.m. exhibition of HST images, with projection of a short film about HST history.|
|21||France||Planétarium de bretagne||Antenne du Palais de la découverte, Paris||April 26th||9 pm betacam sp projection on the planétarium (free entrance)
10 pm distribution of the DVD / poster and panel exhibition discovery /
special price for the book
11 pm Mysteries of southern skies (planetarium show made with Eso) (free
12 pm end of the event
If good wethear they will be some telescop to discover the sky.
|22||France||Terre - Espace - Mer||Saint Julien en Genevoix (France)||April 30th||This event focuses on what satellites brings to us in terms of utility (GPS, communications...) and science.
The big anniversary posters will be displayed there and there is a talk about Hubble.
|23||France||Rencontres Auriolaises Spatiales||Auriol (France)||July 30th||ESPACE Magazine's Space Event will focus on Hubble (again the posters, a lot of photos and talks).|
|24||Germany||Nuremberg Planetarium||Nicolaus-Copernicus-Planetarium, Am Plaerrer 41, 90429 Nuernberg||April 24th||Begin at 14:00 with introduction of Hubble. We will have a projection of a slide showing Hubble's primary mirror to scale (= 2,4 m diameter) to give an impression of its true size. The lobby will also have the bulk sizes of HST (4,2 m wide, 16 m long) indicated on the floor so that the visitors see how big it is. We have also made a photo-montage for size comparison with HST standing beside of the planetarium building.
14:20 unveiling of the two new images; short explanation on Eagle nebula and M 51 (local media will be invited, so that earliest publication of the images will be Monday, 25 April).
14:30 presentation of the DVD film "Hubble - 15 Years of Discovery" (German language version) in the planetarium dome.
Besuchereingang Ludwigstr. 2 (Ludwigpassagen)
D - 86152 Augsburg
|Friday, April 22, 19.30 MESZ
Saturday, April 23, 18.00 MESZ
Saturday, April 30, 18.00 MESZ
Sunday, May 1, 18.00 MESZ
|Live moderated in the Dome of the Sparkassen-Planetarium Augsburg, with Videos, Allskies, a lot of Slides (Crossfades), and, last but not least, a look on the Bavarian Sky.|
|26||Germany||Planetarium Hamburg||Planetarium Hamburg
|April 24th||Premiere der Planetariumsshow
"Faszination Weltall - Hubble´s große Reise durch Raum und Zeit"
Vorführungen um 13.30, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00 Uhr
|27||Germany||Museum Am Schölerberg, Natur und Umwelt - Planetarium||April 24th|
|28||Germany||Bismarckschule Hannover||Hannover||April 24th|
|29||Germany||Olaf Kretzer Schul- und Volkssternwarte Suhl||April 24th|
|30||Germany||Foerderkreis Planetarium Goettingen||April 24th|
|31||Germany||MUSEUM AM SCHÖLERBERG
Natur und Umwelt - Planetarium
|Am Schölerberg 8
|April 24th||At 11.30 we will present the large format pictures and the DVD to the public with a talk I will give about the HST in the museum.
At 11.00 we will give a press conference for the local media.
|32||Germany||Zeiss Planetarium Bochum||April 24th|
|34||Hungary||Planetarium of Kecskemét||April 24th|
|35||Italy||Citta' della Scienza||Città della Scienza via Coroglio 104, 80124 Napoli||April 24th from 10 to 19||"Planetarium shows (based on Hubble images and discoveries); ESA's DVD
film continously projected on the Science Centre entrance mega-screen;
activities based on Hubble images: for children ""What does it look like?"";
for general public ""Splendour from Space""."
|36||Poland||Planetarium Torun´||April 25th||Two meetings in planetarium dedicated to HST (*), and an exhibition about
HST in the planetarium hall on Monday evening, 25 April
|37||Poland||Olsztyn´skie Planetarium I Obserwatorium Astronomiczne||lsztynskie Planetarium i Obserwatorium Astronomiczne
Al. Pilsudskiego 38, 10-450 Olsztyn
tel: (89) 533-49-51, fax: (89) 533-49-84 l
|April 24th||Hubble Anniversary Day in Olsztynian Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory.
1. The opening of the exhibition „Hubble is observing”
2. The lecture “Hubble – the history of mission”.
3. The première of the movie “Hubble 15 years of discovery”.
At the end of Anniversary Day, in the case of cloudless weather, the show of evening sky in the Astronomical Observatory.
|38||Portugal||Fundação Navegar / Centro Multimeios de Espinho||Avenida 24, nº 800 4500-202 Espinho||22-23 April||
|39||Portugal||Centro Multimeios de Espinho and FNAC||Porto: FNAC NORTESHOPPING –Norteshopping Centre||16.04-06.05||Hubble Images: Photographic exhibition|
|40||Portugal||Centro Multimeios de Espinho and FNAC||Lisbon: FNAC COLOMBO – Colombo Shopping Centre||16.04-30.05||Hubble Images: Photographic exhibition|
|41||Portugal||Centro Multimeios de Espinho and FNAC||Lisbon: FNAC COLOMBO – Colombo Shopping Centre||30th April||Public talk: Telescópio Espacial Hubble: 15 anos de Descoberta|
|42||Portugal||Centro Multimeios de Espinho and FNAC||Gaia: FNAC GAIA – Gaiashopping Centre||29th April||Public talk: Telescópio Espacial Hubble: 15 anos de Descoberta|
|43||Slovak Replublic||Planetarium and Observatory, Centrum volneho casu (in english:
Centrum of free time), Popradska 86, Kosice, Slovak republic.
|Popradska 86, Kosice,||April 23-24, 2005||
This "Weekend with HST" we will organize together with our
The program of this event will consist from special "Hubble 15th
|44||Spain||Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos||La Laguna, Tenerife||April 22th and 24th||Friday 22nd: 12:00 press conference about the Hubble annivrsary, annoucing that the pictures will be shown on the 24th, and premiere for the press of the Hubble Anniversary Planetrium Show.
Sunday 24th: Hubble anniversary posters will be "revealed" in the Museum and on display from then on.
|45||Spain||Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias - L'Hemisferic||Valencia||April 25th||On April 25th, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, will offer public events to celebrate the 15th HST anniversary. These events will take place in l'Hemisferic and will include projections of pieces of the ESA's DVD, discussion with local astronomers, and projection of planetarium shows.|
|46||Spain||Planetario de Pamplona||Pamplona||April 24th||Special presentation that will include the projection of documentary. The exhibition consists of 18 different pannels with pictures from HST and a video-area with the continuous projection of the Hubble DVD|
|48||Sweden||Cosmonova, Swedish Museum of Natural History||Stockholm||April 24th||-- Special FREE showings of a portion of the video, "Hubble - 15
Years of Discovery" (with Swedish text) in the Museum's Film
Theater at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00...
-- Two showings of the Imax space film, "Destiny in Space"
featuring the launch and first repair mission to the Hubble Space
Telescope in Cosmonova at 11.00 and 15.00. Tickets (Adults 75:-
SEK, children 5-18 50:- SEK) for this Imax film can be booked at
the ordinary number (+46 8 562 600 30) or via the Internet at
-- Display of the two specially prepared anniversary pictures...
-- FREE giveaway copies of the DVD, "Hubble - 15 Years of
Discovery," at both the Cosmonova and Film Theater events (as
long as the supply lasts)...
|49||The Netherlands||Planetron Cinedome||April 24th||We will show the dvd in our theater at 10.30, 17.30 and 19.30
hrs. After the film, there is a guided tour to observatory (with the largest professional telescope of the netherlands). Here we will emphasize the difference between telescopes on earth and the Hubble space telescope. Finally, of course, every visitor will get the DVD.
|50||The Netherlands||Philippus Lansbergen Observatory||Middelburg, Herengracht 52.||April 24th||Hubble Day, 24th april, from 14:30 till 17:00. "première" of Hubble DVD|
|51||The Netherlands||Zenit/Mat Drummen||Stichting 'De Koepel'
NL 3512 NL Utrecht
|52||Ukraine||School Astronomical Club||Staffordshire||April 24th|
|53||United Kingdom||Universe Express Starlab||14 Wygate Meadows Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1XZ||April 24th|
|54||United Kingdom||The Newchapel Observatory Science Centre||Newchapel Observatory Science Centre||April 24th||Our unveiling event is at the Newchapel Observatory Science Centre from 10:00 pm until 04:00 pm on the 24th. We will be highlighting the incredible success of Hubble to the public and press with talks and demonstration through the use of photographic material and computer displays.|
|55||United Kingdom, North Ireland||The Ulster Museum in Belfast||Belfast||April 24th||To mark the 15th anniversary of the HST, Armagh Planetarium has been given the honour of hosting the unveiling of two new Hubble Anniversary images. As our building is currently being refurbished, the event will take place on Sunday 24th April at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.|
|56||United Kingdom||The South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre||April 24th|