The public release of Webb’s first images and spectra is July 12 – now less than two weeks away! The Webb team has confirmed that that 15 out of 17 instrument modes are ready for science, with just two more still to go. As we near the end of commissioning, we wanted to let you know where you can see the first Webb science data and how to participate in the celebration of Webb science! Here are all the ways you can #UnfoldTheUniverse with Webb:
Countdown: How many minutes left? The official countdown is at https://webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html
Watch: See the images revealed in real-time and hear from experts about the exciting results on NASA TV at 10:30am Eastern on July 12: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
View: Just interested in the amazing imagery? You will be able to find the first images and spectra at: https://www.nasa.gov/webbfirstimages
Participate: Attend, virtually or in-person, one of hundreds of official Webb Space Telescope Community Events happening in the next few months! Find an event near you at: https://webbtelescope.org/news/first-images/events
Socialize: Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with @NASA and @NASAWebb using #UnfoldTheUniverse!
Download: High-resolution downloads and supplemental content will be available for download at: https://webbtelescope.org/news/first-images
Ask: On July 13, ask your questions about these first images and spectra using #UnfoldtheUniverse, and you could see them answered on NASA Science Live at: https://www.nasa.gov/nasasciencelive
We look forward to celebrating the official kickoff of Webb science with you soon!
– Alexandra Lockwood, project scientist for Webb science communications, Space Telescope Science Institute
-Stefanie Milam, Webb deputy project scientist for planetary science, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
-Jonathan Gardner, Webb deputy senior project scientist, NASA Goddard