Virtual Star Party: Countdown to Launch, James Webb Space Telescope
Friday | October 15, 2021 | 7:30 pm–9:00 pmFree
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.
- 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:
- Background Information on the James Webb Space Telescope
- Pack a Space Telescope: Design, build, pack, and deploy your own model space telescope.
- Webb Space Pumpkin Carving Patterns: Just in time for Halloween, have fun combining spider webs with the James Webb in these fun pumpkin carving patterns
- James Webb Space Telescope Poster
- Online James Webb Space Telescope STEM Toolkit materials
- Printable 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