JWST Friends and Family Day

In April, we had a Friends & Family day for JWST – as well as an Employee Day, where we got to show the telescope off to people at Goddard, and then friends & relatives of people working on the project. Both were really special.

My parents were able to come for Friends & Family day, and our friend Conley was there that weekend too (for a race I think?) And she’s like a little sister, so it was really nice to have them be able to come see our beautiful telescope.

I was able to be with them in their tour group in the morning, and then I volunteered in the afternoon.

After everyone left at the end of the day, our team had some time to take our own pics in the telescope – which never ever gets old.

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Also, I love the weird optics – if you stood near the center of curvature, you could make your face take up the whole telescope.

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Here’s Stefanie and I taking turns talking to some of the our groups.
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And some pics from when my family was there – this was at the Visitor Center:
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Conley:
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My mom in red:
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