6-13-2011: How to Make a Date with a Space Telescope

June 13, 2011 at 9:20 am 1 comment

The Hubble Space Telescope is getting close to running out of time.  It’s been sending earth glorious pictures of the university for more than two decades but some year soon, it’s going to fail, tumble into the ocean.  That makes every revolution, every picture it makes, precious.   Which scientists get to direct the Hubble’s gaze, searching for the answer to one question which probably means another question will go unanswered.

Directing the Hubble’s gaze, allocating what time it spends looking where is part of the management job of the Space Telescope Science Institute, headquartered in Baltimore.  If you think managing your schedule is tricky – how do they manage Hubble’s?

Dr. Matt Mountain, director of the institute, agreed he try to explain it.

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