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Hubble Space Telescope

US space shuttle makes its last flight

America is very famous for its space travel. It is the only nation to have landed a man on the moon. At that time astronauts would only use a rocket to get into space. When they came back the ship would burn up and fall apart. It was destroyed.

Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am

Ex-Nasa official to help China's space programme

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A former top Nasa official and scientist will help China implement a new leadership system for its space programme.

Charles Pellerin, who is in Hong Kong for a management consultants Evans & Peck, said he would provide China with management expertise rather than technical know-how.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

picture perfect

A snap-happy party girl I know photographed a couple making a twilight toast to the camera. Arresting enough to grace a coffee-table book, the portrait suggests anyone armed with a high-resolution digital camera or camera-phone can pull off the occasional dazzling shot.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


Hubble Space Telescope is the latest sky show presented by the Hong Kong Space Museum. The film takes the audience on a journey through the universe, from the closest planets to the most distant galaxies.

The telescope named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble was launched in 1990.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Show explores wonders of the universe

If you've ever wanted to journey into the Great Beyond, the documentary Hubble Space Telescope now showing at the Space Museum is the place to hitch a ride around the universe.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

WEB PICKS: Space Exploring

Calling all space cadets! You may never achieve what Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei did and go exploring in outer space, but you'll be amazed at what you can learn by jetting around in cyberspace.

Some sites offer interactive, intergalactic fun, others are information superhighways containing all you want to know about the solar system, the cosmos and beyond.

31 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

America's loss offers a timely lesson for all

There are few more romantic or risky endeavours for mankind than the exploration of space, a reach beyond the limits of normal existence.

3 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

$188m Hubble-like telescope will also track weather systems

Inspired by the US Hubble's successes, Chinese authorities are going ahead with plans to launch their own telescope by 2005, the Beijing Youth Daily has reported.

This new solar telescope will weigh two tonnes and have a life-span of between three and five years.

12 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Museum calendar features splendid shots of universe

As the new year approaches, it is time to look for a new and colourful calendar.

The Provisional Urban Council's Hong Kong Space Museum has published an Astrocalendar for 1999.

Designed for desk-top display, the calendar features recent photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope which reveal the immensity of the Cosmos.

9 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Animals older than ancient

Studies of fossils in China are extending knowledge of ancient animals back by about 30 million to 40 million years before the Cambrian explosion, the 'evolutionary divide' previously thought to signal the sudden appearance of complex life.

13 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

New film promises thrills for space buffs

THE Omnimax film Destiny in Space, now showing at the Hong Kong Space Museum's Space Theatre, will have you marvelling at its breathtaking realism.

It was shot over the course of nine NASA shuttle missions, with much of the footage filmed by the astronauts on board.

21 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Wonders of space in calendar

THE 1996 Astrocalendar, published by the Hong Kong Space Museum, is now on sale.

It contains splendid colour photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the most powerful orbiting observatory ever built.

10 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

New clues to age of universe

RECENT measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope have astronomers revamping the principal theories on the age, size and speed of the universe, chipping billions of years off previous estimates.

2 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Battle of the stars heats up

ASTRONOMY is not pretty. Sure, pictures of distant stars and planets look cool. But arguments over fundamental cosmic questions can make astronomy seem more like mud wrestling than landscape photography.

And it looks like another bout is beginning.

In this corner, we have a team of astronomers who claim to have resolved the biggest dispute in their field.

20 Oct 1994 - 12:00am