Café Scientfique - 25 years of the Hubble telescope
21st June 2016
25 years of the Hubble telescope - precise measurements and unexpected discoveries
Dr Allan will talk about what the Hubble space telescope was designed to do, why we need to go into space to do this, the tremendous advances that it has delivered in our understanding of the universe and the unexpected discoveries that surprised us all.
Dr Peter Allan is a space scientist and astronomer working at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). He did a PhD at Manchester University on the subject of black hole models of quasars and subsequently held research positions in astronomy at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and at Kitt Peak National Observatory in the USA. He has worked at RAL since 1990 on astronomical software systems, Earth observation data systems, satellite control systems and international standards for space data systems.