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About ST-ECF

The ST-ECF consisted, until its closure in December 2010, of a small group of astronomers, software scientists and media specialists who support Hubble science in Europe and collaborate internationally on HST science, instrument, archive and outreach activities.


  • provided detailed technical information about the HST and its science instruments,
  • supported European astronomers in the preparation of HST observing proposals
  • coordinated the development of software tuned to the specific data analysis needs of HST users,
  • operated and maintains an archive of all the scientific data collected by HST,
  • acted as a European centre for associated meetings and workshops,
  • provided a contact point for European media regarding public information

The ST-ECF was financially supported by and / or has close collaborations with the following organisations:

A summary of the ST-ECF history


Maintained by Britt Sjoeberg <>