It was 25 years ago that the space shuttle Discovery lifted off with the Hubble Space Telescope on board. The next day, Hubble was released into space, and since that time has been providing stunning images of faraway stars, galaxies and nebulae.
An exhibit at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum brings some of the most intriguing images captured by the telescope to Baton Rouge.
“25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope” is up in LASM’s Universe Gallery through Aug. 31.
The images mixed with video presentations offer a sample of the complexity and beauty of the universe.
The LASM, 100 S. River Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.25, adults; $6.25, ages 2-12 and seniors aged 65 and older, and $5 for groups of 15 or more. College students with ID and museum members are admitted free.