|Space Telescope Science Institute|
|Call for Proposals and HST Primer|
We remind HST observers that they have a responsibility to share interesting results of their HST investigations with the public at large. The Office of Public Outreach (OPO) of STScI is available to help observers use their HST data for public information and education purposes (see for contact information). Proposers can find guidelines and examples of these activities on the OPO webpage that discusses the Release of Scientific Findings to the Public.Investigators are reminded that NASA has the "first right of refusal" for all Hubble news releases. NASA's policy is to distribute all news fairly and equitably, giving wide access to scientific findings, and enabling their broad impact. Both STScI and NASA can provide considerable resources to support the creation and distribution of press releases, and investigators are strongly encouraged to make use of those resources. The STScI Public Outreach news officers should be made aware of potentially newsworthy science results by principal investigators before the acceptance of HST publications, with sufficient time for consideration of a news release.The Hubble Heritage project aims to give wide exposure to HST observations that are visually stimulating to the lay public. Investigators who feel that their data may be relevant to the Hubble Heritage project, either as-is, or with a small investment of extra observing time (for example to obtain an extra waveband) are encouraged to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.