Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

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The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest space telescopes ever launched by NASA. It’s remained in operation since 1990 and is maintained in space by astronauts. The Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri isn’t quite as big, at 1/4 the size of the real thing, but it is much more accessible attraction for more of mankind.

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) was an accomplished American astronomer. He discovered the expansion of the universe, showing that other galaxies besides the Milky Way exist and that they span all the way to the limits of the universe. His scientific work eventually led to the posthumous launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

Hubble was born in Marshfield, Missouri and is the town’s most famous former resident. To honor his legacy this 1,200 pound, scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope was erected in front of the local courthouse and dedicated in his memory on July 4, 1994.

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri

If you’re traveling on a Missouri road trip or driving Route 66, be sure to check out the Hubble Telescope Replica. (And also check out the Cookin’ from Scratch Chicken Car, World’s Largest Fork, and UMR Stonehenge Replica on the way!)

Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
This scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope now orbiting earth is dedicated to Edwin Hubble a native of Marshfield.
Born November 20, 1889
Died September 28, 1953
Edwin Hubble was the 20th Century’s outstanding astronomer. In observations made in the 1920s and 1930s he discovered the expansion of the universe. Hubble opened the world of galaxies for science when he showed that spiral nebulae beyond the Milky Way are galaxies extending to the limit of the universe and participating in a general expansion of the cosmos. The exploding universe of Hubble, now termed the Big Bang, determined the origin of the elements, of galaxies and of the stars.
Hubble spent some of his boyhood in Marshfield and is related to some residents of the area. His exploits in the world of science led to the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 which is probing to the very edge of space.
– Scale model created by Wm. Buesgen for the Chamber of Commerce July 4th 1994
Presented By Webster County Historical Society
Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
In memory of astronomer
EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE
1889 – 1953
Discoverer of external galaxies and the expanding universe. The Hubble Space Telescope was named in his honor. Launched from Cape Canaveral, FL – April 24, 1990.
Dedicated to the City of Marshfield by the HUBBELL FAMILY HISTORICAL SOCIETY at its 9th Biennial Reunion.
Erected June 12, 1999

Hubble Telescope Replica

Location: Webster County Courthouse, 140 S. Clay St., Marshfield, MO
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See


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Hubble Telescope Replica in Marshfield, Missouri
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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