Celebrating 50 Years
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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

Space Telescope Science Institute Program

 With the assistance of the astrophysicists, engineers and educators at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), a NASA space research center, CES students will study the development James Webb Telescope and learn more about the recent discoveries of The Hubble Telescope.

Scheduled to be launched in 2018, The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large 6.5 meter space telescope.  It is optimized to study infrared light from the Universe with four sensitive imaging and spectroscopic instruments. JWST's science goals include answering some of our most fundamental questions about the origin of the cosmos and life in the Universe. The telescope is being built by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).   JWST development is led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the Science and Operations Center for the JWST. The observatory has been named after NASA's second administrator, James Webb, best known for his leadership of the Apollo missions.