Jump into Space with NASA’s Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Interactive Exhibit at the Hillsboro Civic Center Opening Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m.

November 17, 2012 through June 2, 2013
Hillsboro Civic Center
120 E Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Main Entrance Behind Starbucks 

How did the universe begin? How big is it? What is it made of? What is its ultimate fate? These are some of the questions that scientists have been investigating with the Hubble Space Telescope since its launch in 1990. Not only is Hubble providing us with an unprecedented amount of information about the universe, its breathtaking images—disseminated in the press and over the Internet—have excited more people around the world than any other images in the last decade.

This exciting exhibit makes it possible to see and understand the extraordinary discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope. A model Hubble telescope will be on view along with hands-on activities about how the telescope works.

The exhibit also includes several games, infrared light technology and spectacular backlit color images of planets, galaxies, black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities captured by Hubble.

On opening day, November 17 at 2 p.m., NASA speaker, Russell L. Werneth, an aerospace engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center, will give a special lecture. Werneth was the Extravehicular Activity Manager for the Hubble Space Telescope Project who trained astronauts on telescope repair techniques during spacewalks.

Starting November 17, Washington County Museum will be open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free to members, $6 for adults and $4 for children. Children age 3 and under are free. The Hillsboro Civic Center is located at 120 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123 and located at the Hatfield Government Center MAX Station Stop (Blue line). For more information, call 503.645.5353 or visit www.washingtoncountymuseum.org.

The Washington County Museum’s presentation of “Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe” is made possible by:

Pamplin Media Group, the leading source of community news in Washington County and the entire Portland area. In September 2012 it welcomed the Hillsboro Tribune to its family of 18 community newspapers, which also include five other Washington County publications: the Beaverton Valley Times, The Times (serving Tigard and Tualatin), the Sherwood Gazette, the King City Regal Courier and the News-Times of Forest Grove, which has been chronicling the county’s historic events since 1886.

C.F. Plastics Inc.a family-owned plastic injection molding manufacturer located in Hillsboro, Oregon that have served the electronic, sports and medical industries since 1974.

Mentor Graphics Corporation, a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies.

FEI Company, a leading supplier of scientific instruments for nanoscale applications across many industries: materials science, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more.

The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 61,000 employees worldwide.

Tuality Healthcare is western Washington County’s only local, full-service, independent health-care provider with locations in Hillsboro and Forest Grove. Tuality  has a reputation for providing convenient and quality personal health care for area residents. The company was founded in 1918 and continues to flourish as a not-for-profit, independent, community-governed healthcare system. To learn more about Tuality’s commitment to community wellness, please visits www.tuality.org

Vernier Software & Technology, an innovator of data-collection technology for 25 years. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and software, their products can be found in education from elementary school to college.

U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,080 banking offices in 25 states and 5,085 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.

For more details, call 503.645.5353 x 8.