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The MOST tapped to be a community site for viewing James Webb space telescope

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The Museum of Science and Technology in downtown Syracuse will be one of hundreds of community sites set up to view the James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA launched the space science observatory in December through a partnership with the European and Canadian Space Agencies. The observatory will allow the universe to be viewed with infrared technology and is expected to advance the field of astronomy. Light from distant parts of the universe and some of the first galaxies formed over 13.5 billion years ago will be seen for the first time. It’s expected to provide some clues as to how the universe was formed.

The launch of the exhibit featuring the first images is set for July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frames and panels of images, 3-D printed models and space activities will be offered.