Science Central will celebrate NASA's approaching launch of the James Webb Space Telescope with Space Day, Saturday, Oct. 2.

Tentatively set to launch on Dec. 18, the Webb telescope will succeed NASA’s famed Hubble Space Telescope as the agency’s premier deep space observatory. The project to develop the telescope has been led by NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency.

Space Day is an official NASA event for the Webb telescope. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Science Central, visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the telescope’s capabilities and how NASA plans to use it.

For Oct. 2 tickets to Science Central, visit Admission are available on the hour, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Timed tickets are $9 for adults and for children over 2, and $8 for ages 65 or older. Children 2 or younger are admitted free.

Science Central, at 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for more than 25 years. Through over 200 exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, Science Central brings science and technology to over 140,000 children and adults annually.

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