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Online Workshop Recording: Engaging audiences in the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope - Part 2

Online professional development workshop recording about resources to engage the public in events around the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, with ideas shared from partners about their celebration plans (2021).

DESCRIPTION

This workshop was recorded on 08-31-2021

In a prior online workshop in May 2021 we were joined by members of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), who provided an overview of the science and engineering behind the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). Webb is NASA’s 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. Scheduled for launch in Fall 2021, Webb will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space. STScI also discussed opportunities for NASA support to host community events and public engagement activities in celebration of the launch of Webb. In this workshop, we heard from several NISE Network partners sharing details about their plans to engage audiences in the science and celebration of Webb. Presenters shared new resources for events and public engagement programming that may spark ideas for your own efforts. 


Presenters  

Christopher Britt, Ph.D., Space Telescope Science Institute

Yesenia Perez, Space Telescope Science Institute

Paul Siboroski, Exhibits Director, Fleet Science Center

Ted Forte, Director, Patterson Observatory and Bob Gent Science Center 

Meghan Fitzgerald, Director of Marketing, Marbles Kids Museum

Beth Demke, Executive Director, North Dakota's Gateway to Science 

Inés Jijón, Bilingual Education Coordinator, Cradle of Aviation Museum 

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DESCRIPTION

This workshop was recorded on 08-31-2021

In a prior online workshop in May 2021 we were joined by members of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), who provided an overview of the science and engineering behind the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). Webb is NASA’s 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. Scheduled for launch in Fall 2021, Webb will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space. STScI also discussed opportunities for NASA support to host community events and public engagement activities in celebration of the launch of Webb. In this workshop, we heard from several NISE Network partners sharing details about their plans to engage audiences in the science and celebration of Webb. Presenters shared new resources for events and public engagement programming that may spark ideas for your own efforts. 


Presenters  

Christopher Britt, Ph.D., Space Telescope Science Institute

Yesenia Perez, Space Telescope Science Institute

Paul Siboroski, Exhibits Director, Fleet Science Center

Ted Forte, Director, Patterson Observatory and Bob Gent Science Center 

Meghan Fitzgerald, Director of Marketing, Marbles Kids Museum

Beth Demke, Executive Director, North Dakota's Gateway to Science 

Inés Jijón, Bilingual Education Coordinator, Cradle of Aviation Museum 

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Credits

YEAR CREATED
2021
OWNING INSTITUTION

Arizona State University

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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