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Hubble Telescope Replica
|The replica Hubble on display|
Edwin P. Hubble, originally from Marshfield, was an accomplished astronomer for whom the famous space telescope was named. Today, a one-quarter-scale replica of the Hubble telescope can be seen on the grounds of the county courthouse downtown. Elsewhere in Marshfield, the Edwin P. Hubble Elementary School also pays tribute to the town's most famous native son.
Mr. Hubble himself passed away in 1953. It was in 1977 that the U.S. Congress funded the construction of the telescope, and not until 1990 was it launched into space. The telescope was at first defective, sending back out-of-focus images to Earth. In 1993 a subsequent shuttle crew was able to make corrections.
On July 4th, 1994, the replica was dedicated in Marshfield.
|About the Hubble Telescope replica|
|Business Type:||Public landmark|
|Directions:||On the courthouse lawn in the square at the center of downtown. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.|