See images from the James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope images

Visitors can see recently released images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most sophisticated space telescope ever conceived, placed approximately 1 million miles from Earth. High-definition images will be projected onto the 40-foot 360-degree dome theater. The program will also include an in-depth exploration of the content of these photos and the telescope itself.

The presentation will be led by Alan G. Brown of Southport. Originally from Canada, Brown received his doctorate in solid state physics from the University of Toronto.

The international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, launched Dec. 25, 2021. The observatory is designed to see the universe in the infrared.

The program will be held at 5 pm Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach.

For admission or reservations, call 910-575-0033.

Tommy Harrelson, author of the book, -'Southport's Art Newton' will speak about Newton at the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Art Newton Centennial Celebration

Franklin Square Gallery will participate in the Art Newton Centennial Celebration. Newton was a Southport native who preserved the old Southport through his photography and paintings.

The celebration will be held on three evenings and will include tours of the Newton family home on Wednesday, Aug. 31, a town celebration to be held Thursday, Sept. 1, and an exhibit of Newton’s work will be on display Friday, Sept. 2 at the Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N Howe St., Southport.

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