James Webb Space Telescope Launch Events and Resources


FREE and OPEN to the Public

Paul Giethner, James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Manager will present to the public at the Champaign Urbana Astronomical Meeting through zoom about the James Webb Telescope. Presented by the Illinois Space Grant Consortium and the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College.

Join us on zoom or at the planetarium.

Zoom link


Meeting ID: 965 0265 5689

Passcode: 224882

Engineering the James Webb Space Telescope – AE590 Presentation on December 6, 2021 at 4pm CST

FREE and OPEN to the Public

Josh Adamson, Sr. Principal Thermal Engineer, Northrop Grumman will be discussing the engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Click Here to Register

Illinois Teachers – While Supplies Last!

K-4 Teachers

Apply for a FREE classroom pack of James Webb Telescope Fun Pads. Students play word games, solve puzzles and learn about the James Webb Space Telescope. A minimum of 20 classrooms will receive a free pack mailed to your classroom. The fun pad can be previewed or printed from here.

Click here to apply for a classroom pack of fun pads.

5-12 Teachers

Apply to receive a FREE James Webb Telescope poster. You can see the poster here.

Click here to apply for a James Webb Space Telescope Poster

JWST Formal Education Resources

Launch party – Look for details soon!