July 7, 2022 at 2:30pm
Kendall Trump, Class of 2013

Celebrate Webb Telescope’s first images

On Tuesday, July 12, Millikin University will host a livestreaming event to view the James Webb Space Telescope’s first images. The in-person event is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. CT in the University Commons, Ballrooms A and B. 

Millikin’s Community Event will feature an introduction to the University’s Requarth Observatory, a NASA expert panel discussion, faculty presentation on development of the Webb Telescope and tours of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center. The Requarth Observatory will also be open for public viewing from 8-11 p.m. 

Event Schedule

  • 4:30 p.m. - Welcome to Millikin University, Dr. Dan Miller, Requarth Observatory Director
  • 4:35-4:55 p.m. - Webb Telescope development, Dr. Keller Andrews, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
  • 5-6 p.m. - NASA expert panel
  • 6-7 p.m. - Tours of Leighty-Tabor Science Center
  • 8-11 p.m. - Public viewing in Requarth Observatory

As one of only three sites across Illinois offering livestreaming of the event, Millikin University is proud to partner with NASA to celebrate the Webb Telescope’s first full-color images. RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/746779859699406?ref=newsfeed

The James Webb Telescope is the largest and most powerful space science telescope ever built. As the scientific successor to the iconic Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, the Webb Space Telescope allows us to look back to see a period of cosmic history never before observed. Webb can peer into the past because telescopes show us how things were, not how they are right now. It can also explore distant galaxies, farther away than any we’ve seen before.

Learn more about the Webb Space Telescope: https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/assets/documents/WebbFactSheet.pdf

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Dan Miller, Millikin University
Professor of Mathematics
Director of STEM Recruiting
Director of the Requarth Observatory