Webb Space Telescope "First Light" Images Reveal In-Person
Scientific and educational institutions across the planet are gearing up to celebrate NASA's upcoming release of the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, images that will give us glimpses into the farthest reaches of space and time. FCL is one of only two libraries in the state participating as NASA community event host sites. Freeporter Jon Wallace, a NASA Solar Ambassador and retired teacher, had this to say:
"Webb will see further into space than any other scope (due to its incredible size!) and will show us all the way back to when the first stars formed and perhaps even when the first 'light' was released in the entire universe. It will give us unprecedented opportunities to answer the 4 goals of Webb:
1) See the 'first light/end of dark ages' of the universe!
2) See the first galaxies!
3) Witness the birth of stars and galaxies!
4) Explore exoplanets with the ability to search for the potential for life!"
And if you need more convincing, NASA scientists discuss being moved almost to tears over the images produced so far.
This event is free, open to the public, and will be held in-person in FCL's meeting room. Masks are not required in Freeport municipal buildings. For questions or directions to the library, visit freeportlibrary.com or give us a call at 207-865-3307.
- Wednesday, July 27, 2022
- 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Meeting Room