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The James Webb Space Telescope

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Join the library and Grand View physics professor Grant Knotts to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope! We'll learn about the history and rationale for putting telescopes in space, the study of cosmology, and what questions the James Webb telescope seeks to answer. Then we'll dig into some of the features and instruments on the James Webb telescope that make it such a powerful tool for astronomy, and of course, we'll talk about some of the important images and discoveries we have gathered from the James Webb telescope during its short time in space.



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