Science Museum Oklahoma to celebrate first images from telescope


On Tuesday, July 12, Science Museum Oklahoma will celebrate the release of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Science Museum Oklahoma is among the limited number of institutions selected by NASA to receive and share the initial images from the telescope, nicknamed “Webb” by NASA. The images are expected to be released at about 9:30 a.m. CST and will be livestreamed both on Science Museum Oklahoma’s website at and on its social media @sciencemuseumok.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most powerful space telescope ever constructed and will provide the first glimpses of the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, looking back in time over 13.5 billion years, according to a news release.

In addition to releasing images July 12, Science Museum Oklahoma will host multiple events in July highlighting astronomy and the James Webb Space Telescope.