ONLINE - NISE Network Online Workshop: Engaging audiences in the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Event Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Event Description: 

NISE Network Online Workshop: Engaging audiences in the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2 - 3pm  Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is NASA’s ambitious scientific endeavor to reveal the hidden universe to our eyes using infrared technology: stars shrouded in clouds of dust, water in the atmospheres of other worlds, and light from the first galaxies ever formed. Scheduled for launch in October 2021, Webb will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space.

Join us for this online workshop to learn about the resources that you can use to engage the public in celebration of the launch and new discoveries. We will be joined by members of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), who will provide an overview of the science and engineering behind Webb,  information about a new opportunity to apply for NASA support for community events, and connections to public engagement activities.


Apply to host a NASA-supported Webb Space Telescope Community Event

Are you interested in holding an in-person or virtual event as part of the “Webb Space Telescope Community Events” initiative? NASA can support museums, science centers, planetariums, public libraries, nature centers, visitor’s centers, zoos, art galleries, community centers, and other non-profit organizations that communicate or wish to communicate science to the public.
Applications are due May 16, 2021
Learn more about how to apply


More Resources

The NISE Network has compiled a list of resources and public engagement activities for the James Webb Space Telescope:


Workshop Presenters

  • Alexandra Lockwood, PhD, Project Scientist, JWST science communications, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Christopher Britt, PhD, Education and Outreach Scientist, Office of Public Outreach, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Yesenia Perez, Informal Education Specialist, Space Telescope Science Institute



The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly.


Event Type: 
Open to the General Public?: 
No (e.g., registration required, teachers only, private event, etc.)
Astronomy,  Space Technology
JWST - James Webb Space Telescope
Event Location: 
723 East 6th Street
TempeMaricopa County, Arizona 85281
United States