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The James Webb Telescope Shows Us What's Possible

The primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope being packed up for shipment to its launch site last year. Credit: Chris Gunn/NASA, via Reuters
By Steven Snyder, Ph.D. President and CEO of the Fleet Science Center. 
 
On Feb. 3, NASA announced that the first photons had made their way through the James Webb Space Telescope. This moment marked another milestone in a decades-long effort to expand our view of the universe. I first encountered the Webb 11 years ago at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. There, under a sign that read “Seeing the First Light,” a group from NASA was sharing its dreams for the famed Hubble Space Telescope’s successor.
 

The Fleet Science Center 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Getting the ideal gift for friends and family is no easy feat, so we've created a holiday gift guide! Find something for everyone on your list right here at the Fleet, all while supporting our mission of realizing a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. 

Stargazing From Home With Kids: Best Stargazing Conditions

By Evan Dunn 
 
Some conditions are more friendly for star-gazing. Plan for stargazing on nights with a clear sky, meaning no cloud cover, along with low humidity and reduced dust. You can see stars better in the winter months, so bundle up and get ready to look up! Also, keep an eye on the moon cycle and plan your stargazing adventures for when the sky will be darkest.

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