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Thelma Parker Library to Host Webb First Images Celebration

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Carina Nebula, one of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s newest space science observatory. (Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI)

Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is joining hundreds of sites throughout the country to celebrate the release of the first images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

The Webb First Images Celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, outside the Waimea library. The family-friendly [email protected] Library event is free and open to the public and is being presented in partnership with Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope, Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, NASA Solar System Ambassadors, University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy and W.M. Keck Observatory.

Attendees can participate in a variety of educational space science activities, including From Earth to Universe Bingo, Binary Code Pins, ‘Epaki Mahina/Moon Phase garland, galaxy montages, star formation, Story Time From Space, filtered light, Cosmic Clues, infrared light and more.

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“We are thrilled to be an official host site for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope community event celebrating Webb’s first stunning images,” Pamela Akao, branch manager at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library, said in a press release. “Along with our wonderful partners, we’re excited to help our community celebrate this amazing feat of science and engineering.”

For more information, contact Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library at 808-887-6067. To learn more about the Webb telescope, click here and here.

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