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The Hubble Library of Electronic PictureBooks

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (38.34 MB)
MD5: 31970b60fd0a00777aa35c806c483f95
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Gems_of_Hubble_2.0_Installer.sit (2.62 MB)
MD5: 9bf549bbb7c2f1ddf1b9853829799b8c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Here is the complete series of educational books in HyperCard format created by the Exploration in Education (ExInEd) program of the Special Studies Office at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Files retrieved from the legacy ExInEd website (, still online. HyperCard Player 2.1 included.

Content of the ZIP file:

Apollo 11 at Twenty-Five (apollo.sea.hqx)
Clementine Explores the Moon (clementine.sea.hqx)
Comparing Earth (comparing_earth.sea)
Endeavour Views the Earth (endeavour.sea.hqx)
Gems of Hubble 3.0 (gems.sea.hqx)
Images of Mars (mars.sea.hqx)
Magellan Highlights of Venus (magellan.sea.hqx)
Other Worlds from Earth (other_worlds.sea.hqx)
PlanetQuest (planetquest.sea.hqx)
Scientific Results from GHRS (ghrs.sea.hqx)
Space Art by Kids (space_art.sea.hqx)
The Impact Catastrophe (catastrophe.sea.hqx)
The Planetary System (planetary_system.sea.hqx)
The Red Planet (red_planet.sea.hqx)
Volcanic Features of Hawaii (volcanic.sea.hqx)
Windows on Orion (orion.sea.hqx)
HyperCard Player 2.1 (hypercard_player.sea.hqx)


From the "PictureBook_Troubleshooting.txt" file:

"For Electronic PictureBooks to work correctly on your system, you must have the following:
1. HyperCard 2.1 or HyperCard Player 2.1 installed on your hard disk
2. A HyperCard memory partition of at least 2500K
3. An 8 bit (256 color) color or gray scale display
4. System 7.0 (or a later version)."

Tested successfully on:
Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5
SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4


Idéfix's picture
by Idéfix - 2019, January 2 - 5:29pm

I have also uploaded "Gems of Hubble 2.0", an older edition retrieved from the Internet Archive. BTW, "Gems of Hubble" is also a real book on paper published by Cambridge University Press in 1996. That book can still be found on some online bookstores like Amazon.

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by MacTouch - 2019, January 2 - 1:51pm

Thanks, Mike, the very first message I receive on this year is to pay my invoice without any wishes... Tongue
But yes, I hope this will change during this year. Smile

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, January 1 - 9:21pm

And to you, too, MacTouch. Merci et une bonne nouvelle année à toi. I hope that 2019 is a great year for you.

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by MacTouch - 2019, January 1 - 7:55pm

I wish an happy new year to you, Mike and also, to all the Mac Garden community...

Et une très bonne nouvelle année à toi, Idéfix. Wink

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, January 1 - 7:19pm

Thank you for this addition, Idéfix. A Happy New Year to you, too.

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 1 - 4:06pm

Exactly 50 years after the historic manned lunar flyby of Apollo VIII and a few hours after the flyby of the trans-Neptunian object "Ultima Thule" by the New Horizons space probe, it is good to remember that there is something outside Earth and that something is waiting for us. Happy New Year everyone!