Communications & Outreach

Making astronomy exciting, engaging, understandable, and relevant to a diverse audience.

Sharing Hubble’s spectacular images and discoveries for more than 25 years by connecting with diverse audiences has made the communications and outreach team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) a world leader in astronomy communication and public outreach. Our work focuses on the scientific discoveries of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope; the James Webb Space Telescope, planned to launch in 2020; and the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which will launch in the mid-2020s.

Our experienced team of astronomers and planetary scientists, education specialists, science writers, visualization and imaging specialists, designers, and web developers creates tailored products and services that are designed to communicate these missions’ scientific discoveries to a range of audiences. We engage the public in mission discoveries at events, create educational programming, develop interactive websites, post to a variety of social media channels, and provide press packages for journalists who publish articles that reach wide audiences.

Our team has access to STScI’s vast network of scientists and engineers, which allows us to infuse current research into every product we create and every event we produce to engage audiences in the adventures of science. Discoveries from our science missions expand the imagination of young and old alike, and provide a natural springboard for the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We aim to serve NASA’s mission to bring the universe within grasp and inspire the next generations of explorers.

Communications and Outreach

Artist's illustration of N6946-BH1 Failed Supernova
News Production

Communicating the latest astronomical findings and discoveries to the public.

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STEM Learning

Engaging learners of all ages and backgrounds in the process of scientific discovery and exploring the universe.

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Public Outreach

Broadening the public's understanding of cutting-edge astronomical missions and research.