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

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  • The New Era of Stellar Physics

    The New Era of Stellar Physics
    27 Sep 2023

    Stellar astrophysics is undergoing a renaissance driven by new observational and theoretical capabilities. Wide-field time-domain surveys have uncovered new classes...

  • JWST at the 55th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting (Joint with EPSC)

    JWST at the 55th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting (Joint with EPSC)
    1-6 Oct 2023

    The James Webb Space Telescope will be prominently supported during the 55th annual meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS). This meeting will be both in-person...

  • Webb Science

    Webb Science
    3 Oct 2023

    Speaker: Nimisha Kumari (Space Telescope Science Institute) Please note the lecture title is tentative and subject to change.


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