Program Type:Science & STEAM
As the James Webb Space Telescope prepares to use infrared imagery to collect information to help us know more about the universe and its origins from an orbit about 1,000,000 miles away, here on Earth you can get hands on to explore your world even when it comes to understanding stuff so far away! We’ll explore gravity and orbits. We’ll compare visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared light as we inspect the electromagnetic spectrum. We’ll make filtered light drawings, and then observe the Sun through an 8” telescope with special filters. We’ll then discover how all of the activities show us something about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Ralph Ellison library has been selected to be part of NASA@ My Library grant, a nationwide science-technology programming initiative. This program is made possible through this grant.
NASA@ My Library is offered by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the ALA Public Programs Office, Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and Education Development Center (EDC). This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. This work was also assisted and supported by the Space Science Institute, which was the recipient of the cooperative agreement. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Space Science Institute.