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Science Museum Oklahoma Celebrates First Telescope Images

On Tuesday, July 12, the Science Museum Oklahoma will celebrate the release of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Oklahoma Science Museum is among a limited number of institutions selected by NASA to receive and share the first images from the telescope, dubbed “Webb” by NASA. The images are expected to be released around 9:30 a.m. CST and will be streamed live on the Science Museum Oklahoma website at www.smo.org and on its social media channels @sciencemuseumok.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built and will provide the first glimpses of the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, looking back in time over 13.5 billion years, according to A press release.

In addition to releasing images on July 12, the Science Museum Oklahoma will host several events in July highlighting astronomy and the James Webb Space Telescope.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, the museum will offer activities exploring visible light as well as astronomy-themed art projects. At 2:30 p.m., the museum will air “NASA Science Live,” a live panel discussion with NASA experts who will discuss the importance of the James Webb Space Telescope, explain its recent findings, answer questions, and talk about what this science means. scientific breakthrough. for the future of space exploration. All activities are included in general admission.

At 8:30 p.m. on July 28, the museum will host “A Celebration of Space Under the Stars” in the museum parking lot. Experts will be on hand with telescopes to give guests a guided tour of the night sky. Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes to the event. The event is open to the public and free. More event information will be available closer to the event date.

For more information about the Science Museum Oklahoma and the events mentioned, visit www.smo.org.

Daily general admission to the Science Museum Oklahoma is $18.95 for adults (13-64) and $14.95 for children (3-12) and seniors (65 and older).