Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Countdown to Launch!

 

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is honored to be selected as the official NASA host for Cape Cod's James Webb Space Telescope Community Event.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the largest telescope in space, 100 times more powerful than Hubble, and able to see back in time almost 13.5 billion years to observe the earliest galaxies.

Our special JWST Community Event includes over 20 hands-on STEAM activities throughout the Museum and grounds.

Many of our activities are provided through a materials grant to CCMNH from the National Informal STEM Education Network.

The telescope is scheduled to launch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, so keep your eyes to the sky!

Events:


Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1pm

Kick off a month of exciting programs with Archaeoastronomer and NASA Solar System Ambassador, Marie Kesten Zahn. Marie will give an overview of the making of the James Webb Space Telescope and its mission.

This event is FREE to the public but does not include general Museum Admission.

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Saturdays in October, excluding October 30th

Visit the Earth & Space Lab during Space Saturdays with awesome hands-on activities and the DIY SPACE Art Station to build your own space structures!

Free with Museum Admission.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:30am- 3pm

Join us for our special James Webb Space Telescope Community Event that includes over 20 hands-on STEAM activities throughout the Museum and grounds. Many of our activities are provided through a materials grant to CCMNH from the National Informal STEM Education Network.

This event is FREE to the public but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

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Learn More:

An Introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope Mission

James Webb Space Telescope: Everything You Should Know About It

The Science Goals of the JWST

Mind-Blowing Capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Launch and Deployment