Want to see stunning starscapes and feel re-anchored in the celestial sea? Escape from cities and suburbs, where light pollution robs us of true nighttime, and visit one of New England’s prime stargazing spots.
DIY Telescope (Grades 9-12): With the "Building a Telescope" activity, students use mailing tubes, convex lenses, and other household items to build refracting telescopes. Then, students compute the power or magnification of their telescopes. STEM activities. Optics lessons. Physical science lessons.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the world's premier space science observatory. Webb will solve mysteries in 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 program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.