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Planetarium: About the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

July 15, 2022 7:00 PM until July 15, 2022 8:30 PM Whittenberger Planetarium Lecture

The  Hubble Space Telescope launched in April, 1990 and transformed our ideas about the universe.  Unaffected by Earth’s atmosphere, it allowed us to see near objects with improved clarity and it allowed us to see farther back in time than any telescope before it.  Images from Hubble have made deep space accessible to the public, at large.  Almost thirty-two years later, a larger scope with new technology, the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in December 2021.   The Whittenberger Planetarium will share some of the images and accomplishments of the Hubble and introduce the James Webb and its abilities and objectives.  Most images will be from the Hubble as only a very few JWST images have been released with the official image release coming on July 12th.  In addition to sharing images and information about the Space Telescopes, we will also do a quick tour of the night sky including the line-up of all five planets visible to the naked eye (line-up for June 24th show only). 

Show times are Friday, June 24th and Friday, July 15th, both at 7:00pm.  All shows are live.  Please arrive 15 minutes early.

The cost is $3.00 for children ages 4-17 and $6 for adults.  Reservations should be purchased in advanced at https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/about/campus-facilities/planetarium. Questions regarding the purchase of tickets should be directed to [email protected] or to Mandy at (208)459-5507.  This show is more suited for late elementary grades to adult.

The planetarium is located in Boone Science Building near Jewett Auditorium at the corner of 20th Ave. and Fillmore St. in Caldwell.