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Hubble Space Telescope Webcast Thursday: How to Watch Live

Pillars of Creation Image by Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope obtained this image of the 'Pillars of Creation' in 1995. (Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI, Hester & Scowen (Arizona State University))

Hubble Space Telescope scientists are going to explain how they use the huge eye in the sky during a live chat Thursday (July 24).

Hubble officials will host a Google+ Hangout tomorrow from 3 p.m. EDT to 4 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT to 2000 GMT), and you can watch the stellar webcast live on You can learn more about the webcast and also watch it directly through Hubble's Google+ page.

"Follow us on a journey as an observing proposal for the Hubble Space Telescope goes from idea to observations to data to analysis," Hubble officials said of the webcast. "Please join Tony Darnell, Carol Christian and Scott Lewis as they discuss how the Hubble Space Telescope is used with the astronomers who are charged with its operation."

NASA and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope launched to orbit in 1990. Since that time, it has been beaming back incredible pictures of cosmic wonders including the Eagle Nebula, views of galaxies in deep space and the doomed comet Shoemaker-Levy when it crashed into Jupiter 20 years ago. The telescope is expected to continue functioning at least through 2018, when its successor, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope comes online.

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Miriam Kramer
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Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.