Special Event

James Webb Telescope Launch Community Event

Fee:

Free. Free with park admission.

Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

6 hours

Type of Event

Partner Program

Description

Throughout the day, videos exploring the Webb telescope and its mission will be shown in the Visitor Center museum night sky area.

Astronomy-themed art activities will be available in the Visitor Center plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3 p.m. - Live Virtual Interview in Visitor Center Theater with Dr. Kevin Hainline, Assistant Research Professor, Steward Observatory

Dr. Hainline looks at the relationship between active galactic nuclei and star-forming galaxies, exploring how an active central super-massive black hole grows alongside its host galaxy. His research aims to understand the extent to which obscured AGNs can affect gas throughout their hosts. Kevin is also a member of the JWST/NIRCam Science team, and will be using data from the JADES GTO survey to explore galaxy and AGN evolution at the highest redshifts.

8:30 p.m. Telescope viewing (sign up beginning at 8 a.m. at Visitor Center until full).

 

Reservation or Registration: Yes


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