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Media Advisory - Unveiling of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope

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LONGUEUIL, QC, July 7, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - On July 12, NASA, in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the European Space Agency, will release the James Webb Space Telescope's first full-colour science images and spectroscopic data during a televised broadcast. The official release of images and data will showcase Webb's full science capabilities, including those of Webb's Canadian instrument, NIRISS.

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Canadian Space Agency Logo (CNW Group/Canadian Space Agency)

The CSA will participate in the broadcast, live from the John H. Chapman Space Centre.

At 12:00 p.m. ET, there will be a media briefing, hosted at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Jean Dupuis, Space Astronomy Senior Mission Scientist and René Doyon, Principal Investigator for FGS/NIRISS, Canada's contribution to Webb, will participate.

Media are invited to participate in both these activities at CSA headquarters. CSA experts will be available on site for interviews. For media requests with CSA experts and Canadian researchers, please contact the CSA's Media Relations Office (phone number and email address below).

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Time

What

Who

Where

10:30 a.m. ET

Release of the first science images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope

Sarah Gallagher, Science Advisor to the CSA President

 

Nathalie Ouellet, Webb outreach scientist and coordinator for the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, Université de Montréal

John H. Chapman Space Centre

6767 Route de l'Aéroport

Longueuil, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

 

The live broadcast will also be available on the CSA's Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

12:00 p.m. ET

NASA media briefing

Jean Dupuis, Space Astronomy Senior Mission Scientist, CSA

 

René Doyon, FGS/NIRISS Principal Investigator

 

Please consult the NASA media advisory for full list of participants.

John H. Chapman Space Centre

6767 Route de l'Aéroport

Longueuil, Quebec J3Y 8Y9

 

The briefing will livestream on NASA TV, the NASA app, and NASA's website. Please consult the NASA media advisory for details on how to participate.

 

 

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