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Finishing up a great weekend.

Had a wonderful time on Saturday, finally getting to see The Decemberists live at the Greek Theatre with +Liz Landau​​ and her awesome friend Helen. I'll post pics (AND VIDEO) sometime soon from the amazing show.

Then, today, my buddy +Carl Carruthers​​ was in town, so we got some delicious burgers, beers and sides and caught up.

Then I headed over to +Keri Bean​​'s place to see the beginning of the newest addition to her family, the dome of the Artoo unit she's building. Of course I had to put it on my head and role play as #R2D2. Who wouldn't?

Then I got a lot of my email worked through and have a very productive week planned.

How was your weekend, plussers?

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Come join this special #EarthDay  episode of +This Week in Science (TWIS). I'm so happy to be a guest on the show where I get to discuss the 25th anniversary of the +Hubble Space Telescope!
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Earth: There's No Pace Like Home

I created this video last year for #EarthDay, but since #Hubble25  has been quickly approaching, I have not been able to create a new one. 

That being said, I still LOVE how this came out as a poignant reminder that this is our home and the only home we have for the time being. Let's do all we can to keep it viable for ourselves and the countless other species that inhabit it. 

#NoPlaceLikeHome   #Earth   #EarthDay2015   #YouTube   #EDU   #ScienceEveryday  
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Getting set up and going live in 30 minutes! Join us for the #HubbleHangout  about Dr. Edwin Hubble, live from +Carnegie Astronomy!!!
As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope launching into space, we will be taking time to recognize the man who the famous telescope is named after: Edwin Hubble. 

Edwin Hubble is most widely known for being the astronomer that observed and detected the cepheid variable inside M31 The Great Nebula in Andromeda (now known as the Andromeda Galaxy), which was the evidence needed to show that the Universe we reside in is not a static one, but was expanding. 

These observations were made at the Mount Wilson Observatory in the 1920s and heralded a new way for humanity to understand the Universe. 

Please join +Tony Darnell, Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis, who will be on location at the Carnegie Observatories office in Pasadena Calfornia, with Dr. John Mulchaey the acting director of the Carnegie Observatories as well as Nicholas (Nik) Arkimovich, a senior docent at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Together, they will bring fascinating insights into who Edwin Hubble was, as well as his remarkable achievements in astronomy. 

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Hubble, Me and You
A personal account of my fantastic journey which brought me to the +Hubble Space Telescope

Excerpt: "This month and especially this past week has been an absolute blur preparing for the #Hubble25 celebration. However, I decided to carve some time before the official #HubbleHangout to reflect on just how important Hubble is to humanity as a whole and also me personally. 

The Hubble Space Telescope gazed into nothingness for ten straight days and revealed that not only was there something there, but there were THOUSANDS of galaxies filling up the resulting image. The Ultra Deep Field has struck chords with countless people from all over the world, letting us know that the Cosmos is a truly remarkable place and that even though we may perceive nothingness, if we look hard enough... countless stars are dancing around galactic nuclei-- at least they were billions of years ago. 
I was hooked. I didn't JUST want to learn more about how the Universe worked... I wanted to share it. I wanted to find a way to reach that young child that was me decades before and feed that curiosity that was quickly brushed away by other matters in life. I had a craving for interacting with those who were open to learning about where we came from.... not just as a species, but as a collection of atoms that somehow learned to bind into molecules that would eventually replicate themselves on planet in a solar system in this specific galaxy. 

I not only wanted to +KnowTheCosmos, I wanted the cosmos to help me know myself while also sharing the knowledge I stumbled upon along the way." 

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Hubble's Birthday present to all of us

Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the +Hubble Space Telescope, and staying with tradition, we've released an very special image to commemorate the anniversary. This year's image is Westerlund 2.

Instead of posting the still image (which is gorgeous and I'll link to it below), I decided to take the video that was made by the +NASA & +European Space Agency, ESA teams, including +Frank Summers & +Zolt Levay

Westerlund 2 is a magnificent star cluster of about 3,000 stars, which we like to attribute it being fireworks celebration the #Hubble25  milestone. It resides a mere 20,000 light-years away from us in the constellation Carina and is fairly young: about 2 million years old. 

To find out more about the image, the video and the science behind it, head on over to the Hubble 25th Website:

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Hubble is turning 25!!!

Even though today is #EarthDay , we over at the +Hubble Space Telescope are ramping up for Friday's ENORMOUS achievement: the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. 

While there is #NoPlaceLikeHome , Hubble has done so much to help us understand where our home fits in with the rest of this grand Universe. 

Join +Tony Darnell, Dr. +Carol Christian and me this FRIDAY to celebrate the monumental achievements that Hubble has made over the past quarter century!

Do you have any that stick out to you? Let us know. We're looking to hear about ALL of your favorites!

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Twenty five years ago today, the +Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery to usher in a new era of observing the Universe. 

For this special Friday #HubbleHangout , your trusty co-hosts +Tony Darnell, Dr.+Carol Christian and +Scott Lewis will be discussing their favorite images, discoveries and accomplishments that have been made over the past quarter century with our grand telescope. 

Also joining the team is +European Space Agency, ESA's Georgia Bladon who will be announcing the winners of the #OdeToHubble  competition! Many fantastic entries were submitted and you can view the "Shortlist" here:

We're also looking to hear from you about YOUR favorite memories, images and breakthroughs from Hubble. Please search through our image gallery and News Center, and let us know in comments below or tweet at us with the hashtag #HubbleHangout  

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We look forward to celebrating with you the amazing journey we've made together uncovering the mysteries of the Universe! 

#Space   #Astronomy   #Hubble25   #Hubble   #HST   #ScienceFriday   #ScienceEveryday   #SciFri  
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When in doubt, shoot the Moon

Many of us have seen images of the Moon. However, this particular image of Luna is extremely interesting. Why?

Well for starters, it was taken on the 100" Hooker Telescope up at Mt. Wilson observatory. Yes. That's right... the enormous telescope that helped us discover that there are other galaxies and that the Universe is expanding... they also used to take pics of the Moon. 

Now stop for a moment. Look in the bottom corner. See when this image was taken? Yes. That's right. This image was taken in 1919. I finished processing this image this morning after taking a very tedious photograph of a glass plate negative that's been preserved at +Carnegie Astronomy for nearly a century. 

This is but one of the many plates they've allowed me to photograph in preparation for today's   #HubbleHangout  with the +Hubble Space Telescope  Hubble: The Man Behind the Name

We go live at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 7pm UTC

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I was EXTERMINATED during Yuri's Night!

Just finishing up some meetings and importing my photos from last night's +Yuri's Night event in Los Angeles under the Space Shuttle Endeavour!

#YuriLA  was an absolute blast, like always, where I was able to celebrate the anniversary of human spaceflight with my space friends from all over!

And yes. I met a Dalek. 

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