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Teen Science Cafe | Webb Space Telescope

January 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 7:15 pm

Artist concept of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Photo credit: NASA

Come learn more about the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope Telescope from Tony Rice, NASA/JPL Ambassador. We’ll discuss what has happened with the mission so far, what is coming next, and why this successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is being launched to a point 1 million miles from Earth.  We’ll also talk a bit about UNC Alum and Oxford, NC native James Webb and why he was selected for the rare naming honor.

Speaker Bio: Tony Rice is a data scientist in RTP and volunteer in the NASA/JPL Ambassador program. He contributes on space topics to WRAL in Raleigh and the new Fox Weather channel. 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center Science Stage

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