March 31, 2010
-- April 1, 2010
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
SCIENCE-A-PEEL, INC. HIGHLIGHTS ASTRONOMY AND THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
Lisa O’Keefe, President of Science-A-Peel, Inc. today announced that its’ website, http://www.scienceapeel.com, will honor the twentieth anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) by highlighting the field of astronomy for the month of April. The twentieth anniversary of the HST, which is named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, is on April 24th, 2010.
The HST’s launching into orbit from the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, has vastly expanded our understanding of the universe. To keep the public educated on these discoveries and understandings, various organizations are highlighted on this website. Some of the websites highlighted on www.scienceapeel.com where one can find such things as amazing pictures, information, interactive programs, games, simulations and online adventures about such things as the HST, the galaxy, black holes, and the age of the universe include Amazing Space, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and ExploreLearning.
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Science-A-Peel, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation formed in NYS to bring a higher, more participatory level of education to the public regarding the field of science. John F. Kennedy may have expressed it best when on October 22 1963 he addressed the National Academy of Science and said “science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its’ own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man’s place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man’s own nature”. Far too important and all encompassing is the field of science to rest its’ knowledge securely wrapped in the hands of the intellects and far above the grasp of the average man. The goal of Science-A-Peel, Inc. is to peel back the layers of science and to position education at the center of that role in a fashion that promotes the various branches of science as they address modern-day issues and to make that education possible for the general public.