AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 107 Education and Public Outreach from NASA's Great Observatories
Special Session, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 2:00-3:30pm, Regency V

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[107.02] The Hubble Space Telescope Education and Outreach Program

S. V. W. Beckwith, I. P. Griffin (Space Telescope Science Institute)

One of the three central missions of NASA’s vision is to ``inspire the next generation of explorers... as only NASA can." Recognizing this, NASA has charged the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) with sharing the amazing discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope with the public. By co-locating a significant outreach effort at the site of a major scientific institution, education and public outreach have become essential parts of the overall research enterprise at STScI

To carry out NASA’s commission STScI has developed a multitude of products, programs and initiatives which have capitalized on the intense interest in Hubble to inform, educate and to inspire. Key elements of our program include the active participation of research scientists in every aspect of outreach, the full integration of public affairs with educational activities and developing partnerships with a variety of organizations to reach a wide audience.

Our presentation will characterize the scientific rationale for our program, summarize its highlights, and discuss metrics we use to measure our success. Finally we will describe our plans for the future and show how we intend to keep Hubble science in the public eye.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://outreachoffice.stsci.edu. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: griffin@stsci.edu

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