The Thelma Parker Library to host celebration of Webb’s first images


September 4, 2022, 2:00 p.m. HST
* Updated September 4, 1:10 p.m.

Carina Nebula, one of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s newest space science observatory. (Source: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)

The Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library joins hundreds of sites across the country in celebrating the release of the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

The Webb First Images Celebration is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, outside the Waimea Library. The family [email protected] The library event is free and open to the public and is presented in partnership with Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope, Girl Scouts of Hawai’i, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, NASA Solar System Ambassadors, University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy and the WM Keck Observatory.

Participants can participate in a variety of space science educational activities, including From Earth to Universe Bingo, Binary Code Pins, ‘Epaki Mahina/Moon Phase garland, galaxy montages, star formation, Story Time From Space, filtered light, Cosmic Clues, infrared light and more.

“We are thrilled to be an official host site for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope community event celebrating Webb’s stunning first images,” said Pamela Akao, branch manager at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library. , in a press release. “Together with our wonderful partners, we are thrilled to help our community celebrate this incredible feat of science and engineering.”

For more information, contact Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library at 808-887-6067. To learn more about the Webb Telescope, click here and here.

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