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The Past, Present, and Future of Space Telescopes

GUEST SPEAKER: J. Christopher Howk, Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame

ASTRONOMY TALK | Maunakea Observatories are among the most powerful ground-based telescopes in the world.  They become even more powerful when combined with the use of telescopes in space, allowing astronomers to explore the extremes of the universe. 

As the best-known space observatory – the Hubble Space Telescope – approaches its 30th year in operation, Professor Howk will describe why we send telescopes into space and share some of his own personal history with Hubble.

He’ll also discuss the grand ideas astronomers are considering next – telescopes that will surpass Hubble’s capabilities in nearly every way.


Gates Performing Arts Center
Located at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) campus in Waimea (Kamuela)
65-1692 Kohala Mtn. Rd.
Kamuela, HI 96743

Please use HPA’s main gate, the Visitors Entrance, not the Service Entrance; see campus MAP