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We Are Multi-Mission

We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.

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We Further Scientific Research

We envision, define, and operate missions that offer cutting-edge research opportunities for the astronomical community.

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We Inspire Through Outreach

We share scientific knowledge of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge, and educate.

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  • YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum

    YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum
    18 Jul 2024

    Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program event "STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to engage in hands-on...

  • 2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: Science Toolbox and Professional Development

    2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: Science Toolbox and Professional Development
    24 Jul 2024

    "Science Toolbox and Professional Development" featuring Nicolas Flagey (STScI) on What could/should the astronomy community do make this planet more sustainable? and Molly...

  • Webb Office Hours

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    25 Jul 2024

    The JWST User Community is invited to call into Webb Office Hours to ask questions and directly interact with a team of STScI JWST experts via WebEx. We welcome questions about the...

  • 2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: The Future of HST

    2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: The Future of HST
    31 Jul 2024

    "The Future of HST" featuring Christina Lindberg (JHU) on Tracing the Multi-Phase ISM via Dust Extinction in Nearby Galaxies with UV Photometry, Calum Hawcroft (STScI) on...

  • Year 2 in Review: Ground-breaking Science Discoveries by JWST

    Year 2 in Review: Ground-breaking Science Discoveries by JWST
    6 Aug 2024

    Speaker: Macarena Garcia Marin (Space Telescope Science Institute/European Space Agency) The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most sophisticated telescope ever launched into...

  • 2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: JWST: Ongoing Discoveries

    2024 HotSci at JHU/STScI: JWST: Ongoing Discoveries
    7 Aug 2024

    "JWST: Ongoing Discoveries" featuring Dave Coulter (STScI) on Discovery of a likely Type II SN at z=3.6 with JWST, Matthew Siebert (STScI) on Discovery of a Stripped Envelope...

About the Institute

STScI's Astronomical Imagery Slideshow

NGC 3627
Bug Nebula
Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300
Small Magellanic Cloud
Stephan's Quintet
Faint glow within galaxy clusters
Supernova Remnant 0509-67.5
Horsehead Nebula (Infrared)
Heart of the Tarantula Nebula
Westerlund 2