The James Webb Space Telescope and Mid-InfraRed Instrument

The James Web Space Telescope

The Telescope

Discover all about the successor to the Hubble space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope or JWST, and the UK’s involvement in building some of the instruments that will go on it.

MIRI cad drawing


Learn about the engineering and design challenges resulting from the telescope’s size and mission including getting such a large instrument into space.

PIA14096: Star Cluster Overshadowed by Infrared Objects


Explore the unknown aspects the early universe, and discover what the JWST will be exploring to help us discover more.