Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

Congratulations on your Centennial!  The thought of all the books and stories that have been checked out from your library and read over those years is awe-inspiring.  You should be very proud.  …  That’s what libraries do: they connect us as human beings.  That’s what your library has done for a hundred years.

Brent Hartinger
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Through the Eyes of Hubble: The Mysterious and Spectacular Depths of the Cosmos

Event Date: 
Sep 19 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us, at the LaSalle Public Library, when the Adler Planetarium’s Astroeducator and Author, Michelle Nichols, highlights some of the well-known, and not-so-well-known, images and science from the last 27 years of Hubble’s mission. This “science discovery” program, especially for adults, will provide an understanding of why the Hubble Space Telescope has had more impact on Astronomy and the public's awareness of Astronomy than any other telescope in history. The presentation will include a sneak peek at Hubble’s 2018 replacement: the James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled to launch in late 2018.

Michelle Nichols is Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, and has worked at the Adler for more than twenty-two years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. Ms. Nichols leads all of the Adler Planetarium's telescope, observatory, and public sky observing initiatives and events.

This is a free program, open to the public. It is made possible through funding from the Alwin C. Carus Trust. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, Illinois, and is ADA compliant and welcoming. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.