The Hubble Space Telescope Education and Outreach Program

  • I. Griffin
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 290)


The Office of Public Outreach (OPO) at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) was created to share the amazing discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope with the American public. We are privileged to be the focal point for an exciting NASA/ESA space science mission to which thousands of engineers, programmers, technicians, administrators and scientists have devoted their professional gifts. Since before the launch of the telescope STScI and NASA have been pro-active in developing a multitude of products and programs and initiatives that have capitalized on the intense interest in Hubble to inform, educate and inspire millions around the globe. In this article I shall briefly describe the history and organization of our program, and then go on to describe how we intend to develop the HST outreach efforts over the next five years.


Hubble Space Telescope Outreach Program News Release Public Outreach News Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Griffin
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  1. 1.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA

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