Hubble brings Earthlings the brightest, faintest, furthest objects
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by Terence Dickinson acts as an image-filled, information-rich guide to the conception, installation, and service of the low Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope from 1990 onward.
The author brings to scientific writing tables credentials as:
• astronomer at the Royal Ontario Museum's McLaughlin Planetarium of Toronto, Canada, and the Strasenburgh Planetarium of Rochester, New York;
• editor of the Canadian astronomy magazine SkyNews;
• namesake of Asteroid 5272 Dickinson; and
• writer of 15 astronomy books.
The telescope commemorates Edwin Powell Hubble (1889 - 1953) as:
• astronomer of Mount Wilson, California;
• discoverer of galaxies as remote super-systems of billions of stars;
• interpreter of the universe's expansion rate; and
• skywatcher through the 100-inch (254-centimeter) Hooker telescope.