Hubble Vision

Ages 10 - Adult

Hubble Vision combines the splendor of the cosmos,
brought into focus by the Hubble Space Telescope, with a spellbinding
narrative to take you on a journey through the universe. Using
the latest images from the orbiting observatory, we uncover
new views of the planets; peek into star birth nurseries; catch
visions of star death in its many forms; explore distant star
clusters and galaxies; and experience views of the universe
when the earliest galaxies were first coming into being.

We catch glimpses of solar system objects, including Comet Shoemaker-Levy
9's crash into Jupiter. We witness the cataclysmic aftermath
of supernovae in the Crab Nebula. We see breathtaking views
of colliding galaxies; jets shooting from active galactic nuclei,
powered by super massive black holes; the eerie effects of gravitational
lenses; and deep-field views of the most distant galaxies ever

Maine Learning Results:
Grades 6-8: D1.b; D1.c; D3.b; D3.f; D3.i; D4.c
Grades 9-12: D1.a; D1.b; D1.c

Next Generation Science Standards
MS. ESS-SS: ESS1. A and ESS1. B

For more information on the subject, click on one of the links below. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Simulator web site A Solar System tour (with images) compiled by Ken Edgett, Arizona State University A site about our solar system maintained by the Solar System Dynamics Group of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System from the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Maintained by the Burns Telecommunications Center, this page links to educational activities and classroom resources This California Institute of Technology and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory site for kids offers information and activities This Discovery Channel education site allows teachers to search for lesson plans by grade and subjects Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Education's National Library of Education and ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, this site offers lesson plans for all subjects and all grades. This web site presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons,
comets, asteroids, and more, written and maintained by Calvin J. Hamilton Learn what’s going on TODAY in astronomy on the “Star Date” web page, maintained by the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory
Find out the names of each constellation and the stories behind those names



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