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Goddard Invites Elementary Students and Their Families to an Out-Of-This-World Exploration of the James Webb Space Telescope
GREEBELT, Md - Do you have elementary school students? If the answer is yes, you are invited to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1–3:00 p.m. for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Webb telescope, which will be launched in 2013, is an enormous and very powerful telescope that will orbit nearly one million miles from the Earth and study the universe using infra-red wavelengths. Students will participate in hands-on activities that include infra-red demonstrations. Students will also be able to design extra-solar planets and watch eye-opening presentations on the Visitor Center’s Science on a Sphere globe.

The Sunday Experiment, held the third Sunday of each month from September through May, features activities showcasing the NASA Center's world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the hands-on activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology.

"The Sunday Experiment is a place where children and adults alike can discover the excitement of Goddard through fun and easy hands-on activities," said Emilie Drobnes, founder of Sunday Experiment. "You get to act like scientists and engineers while building all types of little rockets and hover-crafts, designing your own planets and stars, and even trying your hand at being part of the human spaceflight program."

In addition to celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Sunday Experiment celebrates major science missions that are managed by Goddard and set to launch in the near future.

For more information on the Sunday Experiment, visit Goddard's Visitor Center Web page at:

Goddard Release No. 10-97

Maria Acevedo-Rivera / Christina Coleman
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
301-286-4449 / 301-286-1046