James Webb Telescope | A New Age in Astronomy

On December 25th, 2021, NASA's most sophisticated, ground-breaking and expensive observatory ever blasted off from the Earth.

The James Webb Telescope is an infrared observatory, capable of looking back all the way to the universe's first light.


In this video, we will explore how this initiative came to be, and what the future holds in this exciting new age of astronomy.


00:00 - Lift-off!

01:39 - Background

03:55 - Webb's Troubled Development

08:17 - Webb's Mirrors

10:48 - Surveying in Infrared

13:51 - Webb's Sunshield & Orbit

16:52 - Deployment Phase

22:06 - The Cosmic Dawn

24:14 - Light from the First Stars

28:02 - Search for Habitable Exoplanets

30:46 - Other Uses for Webb