Out of this World James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at Union Station

From July 12 to 15, 2022, in the Main Hall of Union Station in Washington, DC, there was an exhibit on the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). Webb is the largest and most powerful telescope ever sent into space and was also the first deployable space telescope. The telescope is named after James E. Webb, the Administrator of NASA from 1961 to 1968 during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.

Two freestanding kiosks with QR codes generated a unique augmented reality experience that showcased the telescope sized to scale. Northrop Grumman representatives were also on-site to answer questions and distribute small cards with the QR code. The exhibit provided a wonderful learning experience for people passing through Union Station.

Photo Credits: Jillian Hess, USRC Public Relations and Outreach Manager, and Jennifer Rouse, USRC Program Manager