Live Oak Public Libraries is one of almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. Rincon Library will offer a range of programs to bring the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to children and the community.
Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built – the premier observatory of the next decade. This international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, will launch in December 2021.
The telescope will observe the universe in infrared and give us insight into how our universe formed. Webb will extend the scientific discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope and other past NASA missions.
Join the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge: December 1-31. Read five hours and collect a prize at your library! Sign up and track progress via Beanstack.
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Join us for virtual programs and take-home projects! Visit or call Rincon Library at (912) 826-2222 for details.
View the preparations and the launch of the Webb Space Telescope at Rincon Library!
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NASA en Español: Desplegando el universo: El lanzamiento del Telescopio espacial James Webb
Enjoy a space-themed outdoor program at Rincon Library. Create an out-of-this-world art project and then display your work in the Library's Webb Space Telescope Gallery. (On view until February 3, 2022)
After liftoff, thousands of parts must work correctly to ensure that Webb can unfold into its final form nearly one million miles away. Track Webb’s progress at the NASA blog. And follow NASA Live for live broadcasts to mark major mission milestones:
8 days after launch: sunshield deployment completion
10 days after launch: secondary mirror structure deployment completion
13 days after launch: primary mirror deployment completion
29 days after launch: arrival in orbit
Celebrate the first images being sent to NASA from the Webb Space Telescope. Join us for a viewing party at Rincon Library or watch from home.
Watch this short video all about the world’s largest orbital telescope and its mission.
See different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum! Explore what makes the sky blue and the sunset red.
Visit NASA’s Space Place to learn about what makes a galaxy a galaxy.
Check out Earth and space science reading recommendations! Which book did you choose?
Click on the book covers to check out the titles featured in Storytime.