Location: Culver, IN 46511
Telescope: James Webb Space Telescope
Project type: Research / Communication
Project status: Completed
Students worked in groups to create a poster describing at least three aspects of a given goal. Two groups examined planets and origins of life, one group explored the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems, one group explored the telescope design (complete with small models of the mirror and sunshields), and one group explored first light and reionization. All students presented their posters and work to the class, discussing cosmological redshift, the Big Bang and the early universe, the habitable zone, forming absorption spectra, and the transit method for finding exoplanets.