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Online Workshop Recording: Webb Space Telescope First Images - How to Engage Audiences with New Discoveries

Online professional development workshop recording discussing the science behind the Webb Space Telescope's first images and ways to engage audiences in this content (2022).

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This workshop was recorded on 08-2-2022

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) launched in December 2021 and has arrived at its final destination, about 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. Now that the first full-color images have been shared, what new discoveries can we expect? As the world's largest and most powerful space telescope, Webb is an ambitious scientific endeavor to reveal the hidden universe to our eyes using infrared technology: stars shrouded in clouds of dust, water in the atmospheres of other worlds, and light from the first galaxies ever formed. 

In this online workshop, we learned more about the images and data captured by Webb. Members of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) joined to provide information about the images as well as connections to public engagement.

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DESCRIPTION

This workshop was recorded on 08-2-2022

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) launched in December 2021 and has arrived at its final destination, about 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. Now that the first full-color images have been shared, what new discoveries can we expect? As the world's largest and most powerful space telescope, Webb is an ambitious scientific endeavor to reveal the hidden universe to our eyes using infrared technology: stars shrouded in clouds of dust, water in the atmospheres of other worlds, and light from the first galaxies ever formed. 

In this online workshop, we learned more about the images and data captured by Webb. Members of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) joined to provide information about the images as well as connections to public engagement.

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YEAR CREATED
2022
OWNING INSTITUTION

Arizona State University

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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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