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How We Explore, Hubble Space Telescope, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
The Hubble Space Telescope in low Earth orbit peers into space
 
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About the Crystal Sculptures at Store Galactica.

This product is a Crystal Sculpture from the Voyage National Program, and is part of the How We Explore
Series.
 


In 2010, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hubble in Orbit
A national treasure, the Hubble Space Telescope has dramatically altered both the depth and breadth of knowledge concerning our Solar System, out galaxy, and the universe. Its images are breathtaking and humbling, and its accomplishments are now known by billions of humans on planet Earth. We should take pride in the human capacity to build such an exquisite instrument of exploration. This art was originally commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for inclusion in the Explorers Stanchion of the Voyage model Solar System in Kansas City, Kansas. The Explorers Stanchion is located in front of Kansas City's historic Union Station.
This beautiful crystal sculpture captures HST in low Earth orbit, peering into the depths of space.

This product is a showpiece. We highly recommend that it be placed on a Large Light Base for stunning display. If you wish, you can add a Large Light Base for an additional and discounted price of $26.00 as an option below.
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Product Code: LRB120-HWE-HST


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How We Explore
Large Crystal Sculpture 5
Product Code: LRB120-HWE-HST

Hubble Space Telescope
Launched 1990 





Relevant Education Links:


This product derives from the programs of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education whose mission is to Inspire ... then Educate. Here are some educational links that are relevant to the product, and allow you to launch your own Voyage of exploration.

At the Center's Blog on the Universe
> The Nature of Our Existence: a powerful essay with a stunning Hubble Image
> The Business Trip: a post on the Summer 2009 Hubble repair mission, asking the question "How far is outer space?
"

Spectacular Images: Let the good folks at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore show you the majesty of the Universe, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.
> Our Solar System
> Stars of our Milky Way Galaxy
> The Nebulae: clouds of gas and dust in our Milky Way galaxy from which stars are born, and formed by the death of stars.
> Other Galaxies: stunning images of galaxies beyond our own.


Specifications and Options:

Product Code: LRB120-HWE-HST

Crystal Dimensions:

English: 4.7 (Length) x 2.3 (Depth) x 3.1 (Height) inches

Metric: 120 (Length) x 59 (Depth) x 80 (Height) millimeters

Beveled edges to prevent chipping.

Product Weight (does not include weight of packing material for shipment):
>Crystal in gift box: 3 lbs 9 oz (1.6 kg)
>Optional lighted base in gift box: 15 oz (0.4 kg)

Lighted Base: a lighted base is highly recommended for spectacular display of the art contained in the crystal. LRB120 crystal should be displayed with the optional Large Light Base, which is powered with a 120-v power cord.


Warranty: There is no warranty on the crystal.
There is a 30-day warranty on the electrical system for the lighted base. Purchaser is responsible for shipping costs for the return of a defective lighted base. Store Galactica will cover shipping of a new lighted base back to purchaser. All product is carefully inspected and carefully packaged before shipping. Damage in transit is the responsibility of the shipper. 

Customizing: you can add laser-burned custom text, and/or a web URL in the crystal for an added set up fee.


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