Hubble via the Web
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) makes
available a wide variety of information concerning the Hubble
Space Telescope (HST) via the Space Telescope Electronic
Information Service (STEIS). STEIS is accessible via anonymous
ftp, gopher, WAIS, and WWW. The information on STEIS includes
how to propose for time on the HST, the current status of
HST, reports on the scientific instruments, the observing
schedule, data reduction software, calibration files, and
a set of publically available images in GIF and TIFF format.
STEIS serves both the astronomical community as well as the
larger Internet community. The amount of hypertext material on
STEIS is steadily increasing. WWW is currently the most
widely used interface to STEIS. Future developments on STEIS
are expected to include larger amounts of hypertext, especially
educational material, and the ability to query proposal status.
Christopher P. O'Dea
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218