Lykens Valley Children’s Museum joins NASA in nationwide celebration of rare space images

The museum will partner with Pottsville High School Planetarium and Observatory to host two “Under the Stars” events.

ELIZABETHVILLE, Pa. — Editor’s note: The attached video is dated December 25, 2021.

The Lykens Valley Children’s Museum (LVCM) announced on Monday that it has partnered with NASA to celebrate the release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope.

The museum, located in Elizabethville, will offer a range of public programs to bring the excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts and math to all ages.

“We are thrilled that LVCM is an official host site for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope community events celebrating Webb’s stunning first images,” said Lisa Ditty, Executive Director of LVCM.

LVCM and the Pottsville High School Planetarium and Observatory have partnered to host two “Under the Stars” events. The first event will be July 12 at 5:30 p.m. and the second will be July 16 at 2:30 p.m. Both will take place at the Pottsville High School Planetarium and Observatory located at 1600 Elk Avenue in Pottsville.

Events will include a special live stream with a panel of NASA experts. Guests will be able to submit questions that may be answered live.

Tickets are free, but it is highly recommended to order them here as places are limited.

“People of all ages and walks of life will find inspiration in Webb’s new vision of the cosmos, which will fundamentally change our understanding of the universe for this generation and many more to come,” Ditty said.

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope is the most complex space telescope ever built. The telescope was launched on December 25, 2021 and is able to study light from distant parts of the universe for the first time.

The Webb is expected to reveal information about the first galaxies that formed more than 13.5 billion years ago and provide deeper insight into the formation of the universe.

For a full calendar of events, visit Facebook page of the LVCM event or contact them at 570-809-6379 or by email at [email protected]

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