James Webb Telescope Launch Community Event
Fee:Free. Free with park admission.
Dates & Times
Type of Event
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
Contact InformationApril Case