Celebrating NASA’s Accomplishments

by Oct 21, 2021Events, South Brunswick

A free event at Ingram Planetarium on October 22 and 23 recognizes the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope project.

After more than a quarter of a century of hard work by hundreds of scientists, engineers, and support staff, the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope is planned to be launched at the end of this year. Ingram Planetarium is celebrating this massive undertaking by offering a free event called Celebrating James Webb on October 22 and 23.

James Webb Poster

The event begins with a limited showing of From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA, an immersive film that takes viewers deep into the world of NASA’s groundbreaking engineering technology. The film is followed by a virtual pre-recorded interview with Dr. Hashima Hasan. Dr. Hasan is the NASA program scientist for NuSTAR, the Keck Observatory and ADCAR and is deputy program scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope.

In her role as program scientist, she makes sure that each project’s mission remains possible and true to NASA’s strategic objectives. Dr. Hasan has also been the program scientist for many other NASA missions. You can learn more about her work here: https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/organization-and-staff/staff-bios/dr-hashima-hasan

Hashima Hasan

Ingram Planetarium Manager Katherine Hunt encourages the public to submit their questions about the James Webb Space Telescope to her prior to the event. She will provide as many answers as possible during the event. Send your questions to katherine@museumplanetarium.org by October 15.

Want to go?
Celebrating James Webb
October 22 and 23, 4 pm
Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach, NC.
(910) 575-0033.
At this time, visitors over age 5 are required to wear a face mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status.