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Partner Highlight: Lewisburg Children's Museum in Pennsylvania Celebrates the James Webb Space Telescope Launch with NASA Astronaut

February 24, 2022

Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
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The Lewisburg Children's Museum in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania celebrated the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) with someone very familiar with space telescopes: NASA Astronaut Andrew J. Feustel. Not only has Feustel been on multiple space missions, but on one of those missions, he was tasked with servicing one of Earth’s other beloved space telescopes, the 30-year-old Hubble Telescope. The museum also welcomed U.S. Congressional Representative Fred Keller and Dr. Joel Leja from Penn State University, a researcher who studies galaxy formation and evolution. Together, they spoke about the power of NASA’s newest space telescope, JWST, and what it might see in space. 

Lewisburg Childrens Museum children interacting on video with astronaut Andrew Feustel after being introduced by U.S. representative Fred Keller
Children at the Lewisburg Children's Museum interacting on video with astronaut Andrew Feustel after being introduced by U.S. representative Fred Keller 

Over 40 people went to the Lewisburg Children's Museum to hear them speak, as well as see video and graphics of the JWST launch, use activities including Exploring the Solar System: Design, Build, Test and Exploring the Solar System: Pocket Solar System, and explore the museum.

 

The event was covered by local news media including this article in The Daily Item.

https://www.dailyitem.com/news/nasa-astronaut-speaks-via-zoom-at-lewisburg-childrens-museum/article_c2890fc6-7624-11ec-bad2-f343d60123cb.html

Children at the Lewisburg Children's Museum using the Exploring the Solar System: Design, Build, Test activity
Children at the Lewisburg Children's Museum using the Exploring the Solar System: Design, Build, Test activity 

For more information on the James Webb Space Telescope, the latest news, and where to find Webb right now, visit the NISE Network’s webpage dedicated to the telescope: https://www.nisenet.org/webb

 

 





 

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