Since its successful launch on Dec. 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope has been traveling to its observation point and calibrating its instruments. Now, it's almost ready to show off its amazing capabilities.

On July 12, at 10:30 a.m. EDT, scientists from NASA and its partners will unveil the first full-color images from the most powerful space telescope ever built. Get ready to celebrate this historic milestone with exciting NASA resources.
Don't miss the big reveal on July 12. Keep tabs on the countdown clock and find out how to see Webb's First Images.
Find resources, activities, videos, and more to learn about NASA's newest space observatory.
Did you know Mars has clouds? Some are made of water ice and some are made of carbon dioxide (think: dry ice). By understanding where and how these clouds appear, scientists hope to better understand the structure of Mars’ atmosphere.
With the "Cloudspotting on Mars" project, you can help by sifting through images taken by the Mars Climate Sounder, an instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter that is able to see clouds at very high altitudes in the Martian atmosphere. By identifying cloud structures, you can help scientists more efficiently study where in the atmosphere they occur.
STEM Webinars for Educators,
Parents, Caregivers, and Students
Join the NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for professional development webinars for K-12 and informal educatorsAttendees earn a certificate that can be submitted for professional development hours.
July 12 at 5 p.m. EDT
July 13 at 7 p.m. EDT
For a full list of upcoming webinars, click here.
Audience: Educators, Parents, and Students in High School and College
Webinar Date: July 14 at 2 p.m. EDT
Join the NASA Ames Office of the Chief Scientist for the next webinar in the 2022 Summer Series.
Landing on a planetary body requires safely navigating extreme temperatures and stresses in an environment that often can’t be replicated on Earth. Dr. Michael Barnhardt, project manager for NASA’s Entry Systems Modeling Project, will discuss the latest research in modeling and simulations for complex entry systems and how these techniques are being used for NASA’s exploration missions.
Click here for the full list of upcoming seminars led by subject leaders spanning multiple subject areas including science, technology, and exploration.
NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's University Leadership Initiative provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise leadership in proposing technical challenges, defining multidisciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative strategies to strengthen research impact. Multiple awards are anticipated with nominal annual budgets in the $1 to 2 million range per award. Awards will have a maximum duration of four years.

An applicants workshop will take place on July 14 from 1-3 p.m. EDT, and proposals are due Aug. 30.

Click here for workshop details and full proposal guidelines.
More STEM Resources to Explore
Audience: All Curious Learners
Do you know what it takes for NASA to communicate with spacecraft far from Earth, sometimes billions of miles away? Tune in to a new season of NASA’s The Invisible Network podcast to discover how the agency’s Deep Space Network receives data from the far reaches of the solar system and even interstellar space.
In this week’s new episode, hear from students using a large radio antenna to help NASA gather real science data. The episode, “Deep Space Network: The Ultimate Classroom,” features the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) program, which teaches K-12 students how to calibrate a 34-meter antenna, as well as collect and distribute science data through the Internet.
Audience: All Educators, Students, Parents, and Caregivers
Make your own exploded star out of paper to better understand the three-dimensionality of phenomena often shown as 2D images. This scaffolded, hands-on activity uses printable templates and fine motor skills to create books that open up to reveal 360-degree 3D models of a supernova.
This project from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Universe of Learning teams can be modified for varying levels of complexity. Use the craft as a launching point to explore the science of stellar evolution and supernova explosions or learn about math concepts involving angles.
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