The Story of the James Webb Space Telescope

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Online Event

Contact: AARP CT

This event is full.

Take a journey into the galaxy with us in this session of Virtual U.

About the Event

It takes more than a village to make a space telescope. In the case of the cutting-edge James Webb Space Telescope, it took a veritable army of engineers, scientists, and administrators to bring the project from concept to cosmos over several decades. In this “Virtual U” class, Dr. Kristine Larsen, professor of astronomy at Central Connecticut State University, will lead us on an exploration through space and time as we review how the telescope came into existence (including the difficulties that were overcome through creativity and dedication) and how its anticipated discoveries will potentially reshape our understanding of the universe, our place in it and any impact on our communities.

If you are having any issues completing your registration, please contact us at

How to Join

Please note that you must be signed in to your account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. Please do not opt out of event-related emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom prior to the event.

Explore other free online nature classes. Contact AARP Connecticut at for more information. 

If you are having any issues completing your registration, please contact us at

More from AARP in your Community

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Your Community
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner

Contact AARP