ann1209 — Announcement

100 000 Facebook Friends!

ESA/Hubble invites its Facebook friends to be part of a mosaic picture

16 July 2012

ESA’s Facebook community for the Hubble Space Telescope has recently welcomed its 100 000th member. We would like to thank all our friends for their curiosity about space, their interest in the Hubble Space Telescope and their support in sharing the wonders of the Universe with the world.

Each of our Facebook friends acts as a Hubble ambassador every time they share one of our Facebook stories or images with their friends. Although it may seem like a small gesture, their efforts play a role in the bigger picture.

To illustrate the importance of that role, ESA/Hubble is launching a “Hubble’s Friends” campaign. Today we have uploaded a special photo on our Facebook page, carrying the message “I’m a friend of Hubble”.

From today until Sunday, 22 July, our Facebook friends can tag themselves in the image. As the number of Facebook tags per photo is limited, we have created an album called “Hubble’s friends” that has the same image repeated several times. Please only tag yourself once, to give more people the chance to participate.

At the end of the campaign, we will use all of the profile pictures of the people who have tagged themselves in the images to create a surprise mosaic picture, to be released on [1]

If you have not joined our Facebook community yet, you can reach us here.

ESA’s Twitter account for the Hubble Space Telescope has an impressive community as well —  more than 10 000 followers. You can find us here.


[1] We assume that by tagging themselves, people grant us permission to use their profile picture.



Oana Sandu
Community Coordinator
ESO ePOD, Garching, Germany
Phone: +49 89 320 069 65
Mobile: +49 176 943 942 20

Oli Usher
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany
Tel: +49-89-3200-6855

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