Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


James Webb Space Telescope


Kick off an exciting month of James Webb Space Telescope Community Events 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.

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the world's premier space science observatory when it launches this December. Webb will solve mysteries of our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, the ESA (European Space Agency) and the CSA (Canadian Space Agency).

Marie, a Cape Cod native, volunteers as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA, acting as a liaison between the space agency and the public, spreading awareness of current and upcoming NASA missions and sharing news about ongoing work in the space sciences and space exploration. When she’s not talking about astronomy, Marie is the Director of the Brooks Academy Museum and A. Elmer Crowell Decoy Barn Museum for the Harwich Historical Society, as well as serving as the Administrator for the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. Prior to this, she spent several years working on an early 18th century shipwreck as an archaeologist, conservator, and science education coordinator.

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