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Virtual Star Party: Countdown to Launch, James Webb Space Telescope

Friday | October 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Free

Recommended for all ages

5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off! The highly anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is almost here. To gear up and get ready for the launch, our planetarium team will dig into the science and engineering of the Webb while we enjoy views of the sky through our own, ground-based, telescopes. Webb is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct 31, 2021.

Mission Goals:

  • Search for the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang
  • Find out how galaxies evolve
  • Observe the formation of stars and planetary systems
  • Measure and investigate the potential for life in planetary systems, including our own

At Home Activities & Resources:

The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to launch in November 2021. Check NASA’s website for updates. Watch the live stream launch of Webb on NASA TV

 

Details

Date:
Friday | October 15, 2021
Time:
7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-star-party-countdown-to-launch-james-webb-space-telescope-tickets-167492790445

Venue

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants

Organizer

Bell Museum

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