When do we see the Hubble results? The final countdown.
Now it can be told – the Hubble results on Hanny’s Voorwerp and IC 2497 will be released in a press conference on Monday, January 10, at 12:45 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. This is during the meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, where two presentations will discuss recent work on Hanny’s Voorwerp (and a couple of additional poster papers deal with “voorwerpjes” from the Zoo). You will see some familiar names on the press event schedule, and more should be there for the event itself (we’re keeping a little bit of mystery still). That time converts to 2045 UT, 2145 in the Netherlands, and so on). At that time, the processed color display images will also be visible and available for download. Watch the blog – we will have a lot more to say at that time, with full background on what the data show and what it means.
Keep in mind – there will be a lot more detail to see than this image from the WIYN telescope shows! Not only that, but the Hubble data span from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared. That let us pick out PHRASE EMBARGOED and quite unexpectedly, see TOPIC NOT YET RELEASED. Only 11 days to go – I really need to get our presentation graphics finished!