Behind the Webb Podcast

  • July 14, 2010

    Episode 5: Webb at the World Science Festival

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    The Webb Space Telescope model rose into the sky, enticing viewers with its promise of new cosmic wonders. At the World Science Festival in New York City, the life-sized model was a draw for both the technologically inclined and scientifically curious. While telescope experts and astronomers gave a rundown of Webb?s capabilities, visitors explored the promise of the next big leap in orbiting observatories. Webb's enormous size and distant orbit will allow it to see infrared light with a previously unachieved clarity, opening the path to new visions of the universe.

    Credit: Space Telescope Science Institute; Mike McClare, NASA GSFC.

    The World Science Festival

    Time-lapse videos of the model being built in Battery Park

    More pictures of the Webb Telescope model