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Hubble 30th Anniversary Image Unveiling Solicitation Call Announced

15 October 2019

To celebrate the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s 30 incredible years in orbit, ESA/Hubble will deliver high-quality large-format prints of Hubble’s anniversary image for display at informal education venues across Europe. ESA/Hubble has now released the open call for proposals.

In order to submit an application, the applicant (on behalf of the associated institution) must agree to the following terms in respect of the Hubble 30th anniversary image unveiling:

  • Hold an image unveiling event in celebration of Hubble’s 30th anniversary in orbit on or after the date and time we provide. We also welcome proposals for creative electronic image unveilings.

  • Ensure a strong media presence at the event and encourage press coverage, including social media coverage.

  • The event must be free and open to the public.

  • Engage with social media by tweeting or uploading pictures of your event on Facebook.

  • Identify a long-term plan for displaying the Hubble anniversary image (e.g., a permanent exhibit gallery).

  • Honour the ESA/NASA press embargo. Images may not be displayed prior to the ESA/NASA press release at a specific time (TBD) on 24 April 2020. Ideally, other activities will be included in the event, such as a talk by scientists or a hands-on activity.

The selected venues will receive as part of this promotion:

  • a large canvas of the image (and digital file if being unveiled electronically);

  • press and VIP material for the unveiling event;

  • promotion of the exhibition on the website and through our wide social media network.

To submit a proposal, please provide a maximum of 2 pages (PDF format) describing how the above requirements will be fulfilled. Please submit the document to .

The deadline to submit a proposal for this promotion is 15 December 2019. After this, proposals will no longer be accepted. Selections will be made in January 2020.


Antonella Nota 
ESA HST Project Scientist, STScI 
Baltimore, USA

Bethany Downer
ESA/Hubble, Public Information Officer
Garching, Germany

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Hubble 30 Image Unveiling Solicitation Call
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