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 share the experience of the Webb Space Telescope’s first images 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). The release of Webb’s first images in July 2022, 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 US celebrated Webb’s launch, which was on December 25, 2021, by hosting events around the country through the fall and winter.