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JWST Extravaganza

November 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Versant Power Astronomy Center to prepare for the launch of NASA’s next “Great Observatory”.

Special guest speaker, Dr. Carter Emmart, Director of Astro-Visualization at Hayden Planetarium AMNH will remotely “pilot” our planetarium to show the launch and deployment of JWST in stunning detail.

Build a paper model of the telescope and see how NASA uses “origami” principles to make large spacecraft fold up into small packages for launch.

Watch a special planetarium program exploring how JWST was designed, built and tested — the engineering process — behind this space telescope. A great Saturday family activity.

Tickets are $8 a person. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, by phone at (207) 581-1341, or at the Versant Power Astronomy Center ticket box office prior to the show.



Versant Power Astronomy Center
167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States