NASA to Host Virtual Global Social Event to Reveal James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images July 12
By NASA information center // July 7, 2022
images will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. EST
(NASA) – It’s time to #UnfoldTheUniverse. On July 12, the James Webb Space Telescope the most powerful space telescope ever built will reveal its first full-color images and data.
Social media users, join our virtual global social event to get a behind-the-scenes look at the mission and celebrate Webb’s first images with us
The images are unveiled on our broadcast at 10:30 a.m. EST (14:30 UTC), July 12, 2022.
With revolutionary technology, Webb is observing a part of space and time never seen before, providing a wealth of amazing views into an era when the very first stars and galaxies formed –– over 13.5 billion years ago.
It can explore our own solar system’s residents with exquisite new detail and study the atmospheres of distant worlds. From newly forming stars to devouring black holes, Webb will reveal all this and more!
Webb is an international collaboration between NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
In the Webb Space Telescope Virtual Global Social, you’ll be joined by NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
If your passion is to communicate and engage the world via social media, then this is the event for you! We are excited to present an opportunity for people of all ages from around the world to participate.
Global social participants will get a chance to:
■ Watch behind-the-scenes videos about the mission
■ Obtain your own Virtual Social badge to share
■ Learn more about the international scope of the mission and its science goals
The Webb Space Telescope Social event page will open on July 5 and close on July 19. Everyone is invited to join by selecting the “Going” button. Please note by attending the virtual event, you are explicitly agreeing to a set of rules/guidelines, and anyone who breaks these rules may be banned from the event page.
All resources, participation, and registration are FREE. Register below to let us know that you’re virtually participating!
Do I need to have a Facebook account to register?
Yes. This event is designed for people who:
■ Actively use multiple social networking platforms and tools to disseminate information to a unique audience.
■ Have previous postings that are highly visible, respected, and widely recognized.
■ Users on all social networks are encouraged to use the hashtags #UnfoldTheUniverse, #NASAWebb, and #NASASocial. You can also track
Webb’s journey on social media. Follow these accounts for the latest:
How do I join?
■ Select “Going” for this event on the designated Facebook event page. Please note: By “attending” the Facebook event, you are explicitly agreeing to the group’s rules as set forth by NASA.
Can I register if I am not a U.S. citizen?
■ Yes! This is a global NASA Social, and we would love for you to be a part of it.
Is there an in-person NASA Social for the James Webb Space Telescope’s first images?
■ Applications for our in-person NASA Social have now closed, but we’ll be sharing highlights from the event with the Virtual Global Social to take participants along virtually.
What if I don’t have a Facebook account?
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you’re welcome to watch and participate in our first images broadcast by tuning in on July 12 at 10:30 am ET (14:30 UTC).
You can watch live on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Daily Motion, or NASA TV. Join the conversation with the hashtag #UnfoldTheUniverse.
The use of the NASA logo or identifiers without permission of the Office of Communications is prohibited by federal statute and regulations, the violation of which may include fines, imprisonment, or both.
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