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
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Baltimore, MD 21218