Join space experts and enthusiasts on Saturday, 25th December at 12:20pm GMT for a livestream of the Webb telescope launch. You can watch the Webb launch on the NASA website.
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is one of the most anticipated space events to ever take place. The complexity of this incredible instrument is mind-blowing, and getting it up into space is no mean feat. It’s fair to say that the space world are very nervous right now! Here’s how you can prep yourself for the launch:
1. Mission Briefing
Watch this excellent mission briefing with Greg Foot and experts including Jeremy Curtis from the UK Space Agency and Professor Catherine Heymans, Astronomer Royal for Scotland. This one-hour video takes you through all the major features of Webb and answers lots of your questions about the launch and beyond. A perfect overview for kids and adults alike.
2. Interact with Webb
Use this interactive tool from NASA to explore the major deployment stages of Webb. This will give you an idea of just how complex this launch is as you see how the telescope folds up into the Ariane5 rocket and then unfolds itself in deep space.
3. Activities at Home
Explore the free resources for Webb on our website and try some at home. All our resources are suitable for children and come with extensive learning guides for grown-ups so you can discover Webb together at home.