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Presentation and Contest - James Webb Space Telescope

Are you inspired by the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope? Would you like to tell your students all about them but don't know where to start? Here is a solution for you!

In partnership with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, we invite you to attend, with your class, a presentation by Nathalie Ouellette, Outreach Scientists for Webb in Canada. Nathalie is an excellent communicator and will captivate your students!

UPDATE: The presentation took place on Monday, September 12. You can now view the recording on YouTube:


Are your students inspired by the future discoveries of the Webb telescope? Invite them to let their imagination run wild and draw what he or she would like to observe with this telescope. There are prizes to be won, including the book My book of Stars and Planets by Parshati Patel.

Contest end date: September 30, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope

This telescope is a marvel of human ingenuity! It took decades of work by thousands of scientists, engineers, and technicians to build this foldable telescope (in order to fit it into the rocket) and send it 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, or about 4 times the distance Earth-Moon.

The James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope with its 6.5m golden mirror. Credit: NASA

Its instruments, including one made here in Canada, are now opening a new era of astronomical discoveries. The first images are stunning, and that's just the beginning!

Some links to learn more...

Visit our Archives to access the presentation document from Nathalie.

The contest is offered in partnership with:

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