James Webb Space Telescope

First Friday Lecture: Update: James Webb Telescope

Friday, January 6, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Nearly 6 months have passed since the initial release of the first James Webb Space Telescope images. Join us as we explore the new images, articles, and scientific discoveries made by the most advanced space telescope to date. Topics will include the dynamics of nebulae, protostars, planets, and the most distant and oldest galaxies ever seen in Webb's latest Deep Field.
Presented by: Longway Planetarium Manager Patrick Ross, M.S

Past Events

Lecture discussing the the James Webb Space Telescope

July 8 - 9, 2022 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m

This talk will explore the design of the instrument and familiarize the audience with the mission goals of the telescope. Hands on activities related to JWST will be hosted in the Jupiter and Mars Room. Fun for all ages! Bring the whole family along. This talk was originally given in November, 2021.

NASA Live Panel

July 12, 2022 at 6 p.m.

NASA will stream a live panel of experts to discuss the newly released images. Come and learn about the implication of Webb and watch the stream in the Planetarium Dome. The panel is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EDT, doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Live Lecture of Telescope Images

July 15 - 16, 2022 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Ticket sales will open to the public on July 5, 2022. With the images released, this special lecture will review the images and discuss the science behind them and their implications.







Tickets: $8 adults, $6 seniors 60+, and $6 youth ages 2-11

Genesee County Residents
All Longway Planetarium shows are 50% off for Genesee County residents:
$4 adults, $3 seniors 60+, and $3 youth ages 2-11
When you arrive, please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to confirm your residency. Longway Planetarium shows are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.

All Longway Planetarium shows are free for members
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