Kopernik Friday event for James Webb Space Telescope images


I have always been fascinated by space. You know, the thing with planets, suns, galaxies, etc. I remember when I was a child camping under the stars looking at the mass of bright spots above me, looking for shooting stars and maybe even an alien craft.

When I’m out of town and at camp, I still spend time sitting outside looking at the stars. It never gets old. Over the decades, satellites and telescopes have helped see farther into space than ever before to find what’s out there.

And now we’re getting images from space that no one has ever seen before thanks to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Webb’s first full-powered demonstration is a look back at billions of years in the universe.

Here’s something exciting for astronomers – the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center on Underwood Road in Vestal welcomes NASA/JPL Solar System Educator and Ambassador Tish Brezee and NASA’s Dr. Michele Thailer via Zoom for a program Friday evening (7/15) on the new telescope and its spectacular images that have just been released.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with pre-program family activities. The cost is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors and students, and a maximum of $20.00 for families. Kopernik passport members are admitted free of charge.

If you can’t make it to the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center, they plan to stream the program live on their YouTube channel. For more information on this and other exciting programs, visit the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center website.

via Kopernik Observatory and Science Center

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