ann1909 — Announcement

Social Media Competition to Kickstart Hubble’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations

30 September 2019

In April 2020 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 30 years since its launch. 

Hubble has delved deeper into the early years of the Universe than was ever thought possible, played a critical part in the discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating and probed the atmospheres of planets around distant stars. It has transformed the way the public sees the universe by presenting breathtaking and profound images of newborn stars to the oldest known galaxies. 

To celebrate these three decades of success in science, engineering and culture, ESA/Hubble will present a series of  initiatives to involve the public in the celebrations. The first of these is a social media competition that will explore hidden gems from the ESA/Hubble image archive. These are images that are not as well known as the Top 100 Images, but are also truly beautiful. 

From 30 September to 10 November 2019, 30 special #Hubble30 images will be shared on ESA/Hubble’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. The 12 images that receive the most likes counted from both platforms will be compiled to produce a special 30th Anniversary Calendar for 2020. We will select 12 winners to receive one copy of the calendar. 

To enter the competition:

  • On Facebook you must:
    • Like and Follow our Facebook Page. 
    • For the #Hubble30 images you prefer, hit the like or love button and leave a comment so we can easily contact you if you are the winner.
  • On Instagram you must:
    • Follow our Instagram account.
    • For the #Hubble30 images you prefer, hit the love button and leave a comment so we can easily contact you if you are the winner.

Comments can be anything you want to tell us, short or long, but they should not be offensive. Please refer to our House Rules if in doubt. Please also read the complete Terms and Conditions for this competition here.  

The winning images and winners of the calendars will be announced during the month of November.

Contacts

Bethany Downer
ESA/Hubble, Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Email: bethany.downer@partner.eso.org 

Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator & Communication Strategy Officer
ESO Department of Communication
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65
Email: osandu@partner.eso.org

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Celebrating 30 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
Celebrating 30 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

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