Hubble’s 25th Anniversary
Today is the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th Anniversary. How is Carnegie Hall related to this historical telescope? It’s all in the family ...
In 1902, Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution for Science, which supported the formation of the Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. Astronomer Edwin Hubble was hired to work at Mount Wilson in 1919, where he discovered the universe is expanding—a finding that would develop into Hubble’s Law.
Thirty-seven years after Edwin Hubble’s death, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, named after the groundbreaking scientist, into orbit. The Hubble Space Telescope has since been capturing breathtaking images of our universe.