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James Webb Space Telescope Launch Weekend!

November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


ScienceWorks joins NASA in the nationwide celebration of the James Webb Space Telescope Launch!

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum has joined almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. On November 13 and 14, ScienceWorks will offer a range of public science programs to bring the excitement of the Webb telescope to children, teens, and adults.


Activities and Events:

  • Guest Speaker: Colin White, NASA Solar Systems Ambassador, presents the History and Science of Space Telescopes. Saturday, at 11 am.
  • North Medford High School Poster Presentations: Students give their own presentations on what they’ve learned. Presentations start Saturday, at 2:00 pm.
  • Unfold the Universe: Take part in NASA’s art contest! Share what you make with #UnfoldtheUniverse.
  • Make Your Own Model: Make your own paper model of the James Webb Space Telescope, happening Saturday & Sunday.
  • Light and Spectrometry Experiments: DIY Spectrometers and Sun Prints, Saturday and Sunday 
  • Storybook Labs: Reading, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe by Sandra Nickel. Explore reflection and refraction through our Light Play Kit: Laser Pointers, Prisms, Mirrors, and more! Happening Saturday and Sunday at 10:15 am and 1:45 pm, registration is required.


Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built. The observatory will provide a new view of the cosmos and push the field of astronomy into a new era. This international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, will launch in December 2021.

ScienceWorks is located at 1500 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520. Our Webb community event will open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM on November 13 and 14. All Webb telescope community event activities are free with paid museum entry.

To learn more about the Webb telescope, visit webb.nasa.gov.



November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am
November 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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