2017 ANNUAL REPORT
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
Letter from the Director
Dr. Kenneth Sembach reflects on this year’s accomplishments, including Hubble’s ultraviolet spectroscopic study, our ongoing efforts to prepare for Webb, and a WFIRST mission milestone.
Empowering Astronomical Researchers
Our archive team prepares data releases and creates software to further astronomical research worldwide.
Worth the Wait
In response to user feedback, the institute is rolling out enhancements and training to support researchers who will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
Designing the Next Generations of Telescopes
Staff at the institute’s optics lab are designing technologies that will support future large space-based observatories operating a million miles from Earth.
Hitting New Milestones
Learn how staff at the institute led Hubble’s trailblazing science operations in 2018.
Set to Survey the Sky
WFIRST passed a major mission review, allowing staff to begin the next phase of development.
Enabling More Science, Faster
A modern, web-based user interface led by our engineers allows astronomers to analyze data about exoplanets more quickly.
Hubble in the News
Read captivating science stories from the observatory in 2018.
Sharing Scientific Discoveries with the World
Making astronomy engaging, understandable, and relevant for diverse audiences.
Reconsidering Who We Are
How employee-led initiatives are influencing the institute’s culture.
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