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Informal Science Education Resources
from the home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

International Year of Astronomy
Image Unveilings

Unveiling Participant Support Materials

Press Kit & Event Materials

The following Word documents are suggested templates to use for advisories and press releases related to this event:

Event Report

Image Details

REMEMBER: These images are under embargo, and may not be shared!
These images are no longer under embargo, and may be shared.

  • Font specifications for both panels (PDF 1.2MB)

Panel A

  • Large Composite draft Full resolution, final version (PDF 19.3MB)
  • Caption Text: NASA's Great Observatories Explore the Milky Way's 'Heart of Darkness' (PDF 54KB) (Word 29KB)

Composite Image

Panel B

  • Individual Components draft Full resolution, final version (PDF 35.5MB)

Hubble Image

Spitzer Image

Chandra Image

Science Telecon: October 6

The second telecon, with science content, was held OCTOBER 6, 2:00 pm EDT. NASA’s Museum Alliance hosted the telecon. The details were:

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT).

Presentation Materials

Post-Telecon Materials

  • Audio recording, 70 minutes running time (MP3 15MB)
  • Transcript of the telecon (PDF 215KB)

General Telecon: September 22

The first telecon contained general information, and happened SEPTEMBER 22.

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
  • Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT).

Presentation Materials

Panel draft previews that will be discussed:

  • Panel A: Large Composite draft (PDF 184KB)
  • Panel B: Individual Components draft (PDF 233KB)

Previews are no longer available. The final versions are available above.

Post-Telecon Materials

About Us

The International Year of Astronomy Great Observatories Image Unveiling is made possible by special funding from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The project is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Spitzer Science Center, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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