Family-Friendly Program on the Most Powerful Telescope in Space, October 30

October 28, 2021

The Lunar and Planetary Institute's new public engagement program provides the opportunity to connect with planetary scientists from home! Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS) are 30-minute online sessions that include a scientist's presentation, a demonstration related to the topic, and some time for questions and discussion.

To celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope in December, we are holding a very special VEEPS science program.

Families and children are invited to join us virtually on Saturday, October 30, at 3:00 p.m. CDT to learn about the revolutionary telescope, interact with scientific leaders, and participate in virtual demonstrations and activities.

Webb will be the largest, most powerful, and complex space telescope built and launched into space. You'll hear from scientists and experts about how the telescope works, what it will study, and more during the program.

As part of this virtual event, we'll be conducting interactive activities. These are activities that can be performed at home. We hope you'll join us for the fun!

If you would like to participate from home, we ask that you collect a few materials and have them ready during the webinar:

  • One remote control (like a TV remote)
  • Two balls of different sizes (a tennis ball and a ping-pong ball are ideal, but other balls will work too)

Registration is required to participate in the webinar fully.

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