Media, Public Invited to Visit the James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at South by Southwest


AUSTIN, Texas – Visit the interactive Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) James Webb Space Telescope exhibit at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center March 13-15, 2015. Free to the public, the Webb Telescope exhibit will feature a 55-inch touch screen display provided by Microsoft that will show science visualizations and other videos. Visitors can talk with scientists and engineers who will share how Webb will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to push the boundaries of science and technology.



The Webb Telescope is NASA's top science program in development that will allow scientists to peer ever farther into the cosmos, seeing things no previous telescope can see and explore the formation of the first stars and galaxies. For more information about the Webb Telescope, visit jwst.nasa.gov.



What:                       



The James Webb Space Telescope exhibit at SXSW will be open to the general public from Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15. Media are invited to interview Northrop Grumman scientists and engineers about the tennis-court sized space telescope that will change our understanding of the universe.



For more information, visit Northrop Grumman's event page at www.northropgrumman.com/WEBBatSXSW  and follow Northrop Grumman on Facebook and on Twitter @northropgrumman.



When:                      



Visit the JWST exhibit inside the Palmer Events Center during the following dates/times:



-- Friday, March 13, from noon to 8 p.m.



-- Saturday, March 14, from noon to 8 p.m.



-- Sunday, March 15, from noon to 8 p.m.



Also, on Sunday, March 15 from 5 to 6 p.m., check out the SXSW Interactive panel, "Hubble: Touching the Universe." A panel of experts from NASA, Space Telescope Science Institute and Northrop Grumman will celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary by showcasing the biggest scientific discoveries and its impact on culture, reveal new capabilities that now make Hubble more powerful than ever to tackle new science challenges, and discuss how we explore beyond Hubble with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018.  For more information, go to: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP39935.



Where:                 



Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704



Source

Northrop Grumman Corporation



Contact: To schedule an appointment or request more information, Christina Thompson, 310-736-5591, christina.thompson@ngc.com.



Web Site: http://www.northropgrumman.com/WEBBatSXSW




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