New findings by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which
give a verification of the age of the Universe, will be the
subject of the next Space Science Update, scheduled for
Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. EDT, at NASA Headquarters. The
Update will feature a discussion on observations of the
faintest and oldest stars called White Dwarfs.

Panelists will be:

* Dr. Harvey Richer, astronomer, University of British
Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

* Dr. Wendy Freedman is an astronomer at the Carnegie
Observatories in Pasadena, Calif.

* Dr. Bruce Margon, associate director for science, Space
Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Baltimore

* Dr. Anne L. Kinney, Director of NASA’s Origins Program,
NASA Headquarters, Washington, is panel moderator

The Update will originate from the James E. Webb Auditorium
at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., in Washington and will
be carried live on NASA TV with two-way question-and-answer
capability for reporters covering the event from
participating NASA centers.

NASA TV is broadcast on the GE2 satellite which is located
on Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, frequency
3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be
available on voice circuit at the Kennedy Space Center on

In addition, the update will be webcast live on the Internet