Host a Webb Space Telescope Community Event for First Anniversary 2023

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space (mission trailer). NASA and its partners want to mark the anniversary of its first images, released on July 12, 2022, with communities all over the United States and abroad. 

We will help community organizations celebrate this generational moment in our exploration of the universe by hosting Webb Space Telescope Community Events (in-person, virtual or hybrid). This anniversary, represents a unique opportunity to engage your community through some of humanity’s biggest questions: How does the universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone?

This is part of a long-term, sustained public engagement initiative. NASA’s vision for the Community Events is to create and nurture generations of science enthusiasts, including underserved audiences, through long-term, meaningful engagement with Webb’s discoveries. More than 450 organizations in the U.S. celebrated Webb’s launch, which was on December 25, 2021, by hosting events around the country through the fall and winter. In 2022, more than 600 communities in the U.S. celebrated the release of Webb's first images.

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