21, 1 p.m.
Making Sense of What Hubble
pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy.
We'll meet some scientists who will show us how their
images have led to knew discoveries. And we'll check
in on our own imaging project and track its progress.
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the Webcast crew.
duration: 1 hour
archived version will be available one hour after
the end of the Webcast.
is a computer programmer and helps trouble shoot and maintain
the data pipelines of scientific observations from the Hubble
Space Telescope. He grew up in the north central Indiana
countryside along with 12 other siblings and has a degree
in astrophysics and astronomy. Forrest is a member of the
Hubble Heritage Team and in his spare time he builds telescopes
for himself and his sons. He is also dedicated to preserving
pristine night skies and volunteers as webmaster for the
works for the European Space Agency at the Space Telescope
Science Institute. He was born in Verona, the town in Northern
Italy where Galileo first looked at the sky with his telescope.
Dr. Padovani splits his time between observing active galactic
nuclei and maintaining the
(MAST), a public database of all the astronomical
data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA
observatories. His web page is