York U astronomy experts available to comment on Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary


TORONTO, April 22, 2015 – This Friday will be the 25th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope by the space shuttle Discovery. Five servicing missions later, the telescope continues to be very productive. Often referred to as astronomy’s ‘discovery machine,’ it is one of the most iconic telescopes ever created.

The following York University astronomy experts are available for interviews about the Hubble Space Telescope and the amazing discoveries it has made possible:

Paul Delaney, Director of the York University Observatory and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in York’s Faculty of Science

Ray Jayawardhana, Dean of the Faculty of Science and professor of Physics and Astronomy

NASA information about the Hubble Space Telescope is available here.
York University’s media studio is available for double-ender interviews.

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