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Blog post: Revisiting a Legend

Hubble kicked off its 25th anniversary year with two stunning new views of the Pillars in the Eagle Nebula. Check out the animated GIF! #Hubble25

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Blog post: Twenty-Five Years of Hubble 

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope and we are celebrating the remarkable history, ground-breaking discoveries, and awesome imagery of perhaps the most important telescope ever.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/hubbles_universe_unfiltered/blogs/twenty-five-years-of-hubble
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope and we are celebrating the remarkable history, ground-breaking discoveries, and awesome imagery of perhaps the most important telescope ever.
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Special Public Lecture Tonight - presented through collaboration of +artBMA  the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Space Telescope Science Institute​

Insights into the Interplay of Science & Art
Dario Robleto & Frank Summers

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8 PM

Houston artist Dario Robleto's "Setlists for a Setting Sun"
is on view in the Contemporary Wing of the Baltimore Museum
of Art (BMA) through March 29, 2015. This exhibition weaves
together the histories of recorded light and sound in a body
of poetic sculptures, prints, and cut-paper works. The show
debuts three works inspired in part by the BMA's proximity
to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

As a special collaboration between these two Baltmore
institutions, Robleto will present a BMA Artist Talk as part
of the STScI Public Lecture Series. He will delve into the
cross-pollination of art and science ‹ including the ways in
which imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, celebrating
its 25th anniversary in 2015, has influenced Robleto and the
works featured in the exhibition. In counterpoint, STScI
astronomer Frank Summers will explore the scientific
properties of light, space, and time that not only
underscore the artistic depth, but also expose the
mind-bending realities within Einstein's theory of
relativity.

http://hubblesite.org/about_us/public_talks/
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News from Hubble and across the Universe - Sept 2014 - hangout recording posted on youtube News From Hubble and Across the Universe - September 2014
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Tonight at 8 - Truth and Beauty in Astronomy Visualization
Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
March 4, 2014 at 8 PM

The presentation of complex scientific ideas demands both precision and detail. The interpretation of even graphical representations generally requires specialized knowledge. Public-level visuals are difficult, and risk becoming over-simplified cartoon versions. Astronomy, however, has gained favor with the public for its awe-inspiring images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories. That visual splendor attracts a wide audience, creating a
much smoother and natural entry into scientific topics. Dr. Summers will showcase compelling visuals and describe techniques used in creating sequences for educational materials, press releases, planetarium shows, and IMAX films. If beauty is truth, and truth beauty, you won't
want to miss this event.

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News from Hubble and Across the Universe
Hubble Hangout Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 4 PM EDT
Dr. Frank Summers and Tony Darnell

Catch up on some of the latest news, including:

- Voyager Get a Stamp in its Passport
- A Cosmic Caterpillar plays with a Space Slinky
- A Martian Encounter with Comet ISON

And anything else you care to ask about. 

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My Astronomy Day talk in Kalamazoo, MI is now advertised. Looks to be a great day of activities and I'm looking forward to doing their keynote about Hubble's 25th Anniversary on the exact 25th anniversary of HST deployment (April 25). As a bonus, my sister lives in Lansing, so I get to visit with her as well. Should be a great weekend!

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Public lecture recording posted:
Insights into the Interplay of Science & Art
Dario Robleto & Frank Summers
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8 PM

Houston artist Dario Robleto's "Setlists for a Setting Sun"
is on view in the Contemporary Wing of the Baltimore Museum
of Art (BMA +artBMA  ) through March 29, 2015. This exhibition weaves
together the histories of recorded light and sound in a body
of poetic sculptures, prints, and cut-paper works. The show
debuts three works inspired in part by the BMA's proximity
to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

As a special collaboration between these two Baltimore
institutions, Robleto will present a BMA Artist Talk as part
of the STScI Public Lecture Series. He will delve into the
cross-pollination of art and science - including the ways in
which imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, celebrating
its 25th anniversary in 2015, has influenced Robleto and the
works featured in the exhibition. In counterpoint, STScI
astronomer Frank Summers will explore the scientific
properties of light, space, and time that not only
underscore the artistic depth, but also expose the
mind-bending realities within Einstein's theory of
relativity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77B4PAW9qGM

Also available in the STScI webcast archive:

https://webcast.stsci.edu/webcast/detail.xhtml?talkid=4487
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New blog post: The Marvel of Gravitational Lensing

One of the coolest marvels in the universe is a phenomenon known as "gravitational lensing". Unlike many topics in astronomy, the images are not what makes it appealing. The backstory takes an ordinary, everyday process, and transforms it to cosmic proportions.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/hubbles_universe_unfiltered/blogs/the-marvel-of-gravitational-lensing
Gravitational lensing takes the common ideas of a glass lens and transforms them to cosmic proportions.  
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Don't forget - Hubble Madness Elite Eight voting on facebook ends at 6 PM EDT today - less than an hour left to participate!

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The Naming of Comets
In a playful explanation of the ways comets are named, I've adapted T. S. Eliot's poem "The Naming of Cats" for my own celestial purposes.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/hubbles_universe_unfiltered/blogs/the-naming-of-comets
In a playful explanantion of the ways comets are named, I've adapted T. S. Eliot's poem "The Naming of Cats" for my own celestial purposes.
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Martian Encounter
While Comet ISON may or may not develop into a spectacular sight from Earth, it most certainly will provide some intriguing observations from Mars.

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/hubbles_universe_unfiltered/blogs/martian-encounter
While Comet ISON may or may not develop into a spectacular sight from Earth, it most certainly will provide some intriguing observations from Mars.
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Go in depth with a Hubble astrophysicist on the latest discoveries
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In the Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered blog, Dr. Frank Summers shares the wonders and mysteries of the universe, making sense of the science and bringing clarity to the cosmos. Here on Google+, you can interact with Dr. Summers and comment about the topics presented in the blog or about astronomy in general.

Frank Summers is an outreach astrophysicist at Hubble's Space Telescope Science Institute, where he specializes in bringing astronomy discoveries to the public. He helps produce news and educational materials, gives public presentations, and creates scientific visualizations.