James Webb Space Telescope – The Instrument

Chris Gunn, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Chris Gunn, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

James Webb Space Telescope – The Instrument

Enter Exhibit Room 1 to a brief introduction of Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy, and Galileo Galilei the father of observational astronomy, and how “Discovery” contributes to scientific and spiritual growth. Also, learn about the differences between the James Webb and Hubble telescopes through side-by-side comparison of the instruments and their images. Finally, enjoy a brief, fun video presentation by Dr. Tim Knudson, professor of astronomy at Southern Virginia University (SVU) as he helps us understand the size of our Milky Way galaxy and where James Webb Space Telescope images featured in the exhibit are in relation to it.

Select the button below to view a transcript of the discovery audio.

James Webb Space Telescope NASA Poster
Hubble Poster
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