Free Exploring Space Lecture -- The Little Satellite That Could

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012

The International Ultraviolet Explorer, or IUE, was the first experiment to explore the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the universe. Astrophysicist Andrea K. Dupree of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory will discuss how the IUE project blazed the trail for international collaborations in space and paved the way for the Hubble Space Telescope.

The lecture will take place on April 11, 2012, at 8 p.m. Come early to see a free film and to meet the lecturer.

The lecture will be held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and is free to attend. Tickets are required. The lecture will be webcast live for free viewing online. Lecture video will be archived.

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