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James Webb Telescope

Community Events

Celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with the Fleet!

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the next great space science observatory which will help in solving the mysteries of our solar system, looking beyond to distant worlds around other stars and probing the mystifying structures and origins of our universe. The Webb Space Telescope is an international program led by NASA, along with its partners ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, and it promises a multitude of discoveries related to our understanding of the universe.

Join us in our wide-ranging list of all the ways you can learn about and celebrate NASA’s newest “eye on the universe!”



Space STEMonstrations Day
January 15 
10 a.m.–3 p.m. 
Get hands-on in the galleries with a wide variety of National Informal STEM Education Network demonstrations focused on space science. Guests can learn about gravity and nebulae as they make spin art. Witness how gravity works using a fabric gravity well. Compete to gather enough gas to build a super-sized star. Play a moon adventure game where guests must use science skills to avoid a catastrophe and take a tour of the International Space Station using VR headsets.
Demonstrations are designed by the National Informal STEM Education Network and are presented in partnership with local San Diego business ASML. VR headsets are provided by the California NASA Space Grant.


What NASA's new JWS Telescope means to local physicists and astronomers
February 7
10:30–11:30 a.m. followed by the special screening of Hubble at noon.
Join a local physicist and astronomer from the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of California, San Diego as they share facts about NASA's new telescope (JWST) and why researchers are so excited about the latest "eye in the sky".