James Webb Space Telescope at South by Southwest (SXSW)

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The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's top science mission that will allow us to peer ever farther into the Cosmos, seeing things that even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope cannot see and explore formation of the first stars and galaxies.

Northrop Grumman is partnering with NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute to bring the James Webb Space Telescope back to the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center March 7-9, 2014. Come learn about the vision behind the Webb Telescope and the challenges of its construction in this immersive experience that showcases the science, images and technologies changing our understanding of the universe. Free to the public, the exhibit will demonstrate the sheer size of the mirror that will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble. Come talk with scientists and engineers who will share how Webb will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to push the boundaries of science and technology.

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When?

Visit the JWST exhibit inside the Palmer Events Center during the following dates/times:

    Friday, March 7, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday, March 8, 2014 from Noon to 8 p.m.
    Sunday, March 9, 2014 from Noon to 8 p.m.

     

Also, on Sunday, March 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., check out the SXSW
Interactive panel, "First Signs: Finding Life on Other Planets."
A panel of experts from NASA and Northrop Grumman will examine the important contributions telescopes like Kepler and Webb will make in the search
for life in the Universe, and set the stage for how Webb could find the first signs of life on another planet. For more information, click here.

 

Where?

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

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For more information about the James Webb Space Telescope, click here.


Media Contacts:

Christina Thompson
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Office: (310) 812-2375
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