Hubblecast 25 Special: What's Next?

In this new Hubblecast Special episode, Dr. J guides us through the seventh chapter of Eyes on the Skies, the International Astronomical Union's movie celebrating the telescope's 400th anniversary in 2009.

The telescope has been mankind's window on the Universe for four hundred years. It has provided scientists with unprecedented views of planets, stars and galaxies from our cosmic doorstep to the very depths of space and time. But despite their incredible performance, even the newest and most powerful telescopes leave room for improvement. Astronomers always want to venture beyond their current horizons. In this final chapter we take a look at things to come — the revolutionary ground-based telescopes and space observatories of the future. One thing is certain: there is much left to discover.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Luis Calçada
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Govert Schilling & Lars Lindberg Christensen
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Howard Cooper & Bob Fosbury
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Music: movetwo
Footage and photos: for a complete list of credits, please check this link
Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Release date:15 December 2008, 15:00
Duration:09 m 15 s

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