James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Launches Soon

Hi KASHA science fans,

The launch date for this new space telescope is scheduled for December 25 but it can be delayed.  See the latest information on the launch time here:


This telescope will surpass the capabilities of the Hubble telescope.  It is the most powerful telescope ever built.

The telescope will be able to capture images of some of the first galaxies ever formed. It will also be able to observe objects in our solar system from Mars outward, look inside dust clouds to see where new stars and planets are forming, and examine the atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars.

Listen to Quirks and Quarks’ podcast about Canada’s involvement in the James Webb Space Telescope project:


Ken Tapping’s, an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, article on the James Webb telescope:

JWST – Ken Tapping

Here are some other websites about Webb:



There are lots more websites about the James Webb telescope out there:  go science surfing.