Gunn Memorial Library in Washington will present a program, “Beyond NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to the James Webb Space Telescope,” March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

A snow date of March 8 is planned.

Ray Reich, a Washington resident and former Gunnery physics and astronomy teacher, will lead the program at the Wykeham Road library.

In 1990 NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope.

This observatory has revolutionized not only the scientific understanding of the universe but revealed for the first time what our universe actually looked like.

Hubble has been transforming astronomers' understanding of the cosmos and answering some of the most intriguing questions in astrophysics.

It has delivered images and discoveries of the universe into laypeople’s.

With the success in the last 27 years of photographs and data returned by Hubble, NASA is prepared to launch, in 2019, its successor - the James Webb Telescope.

A nearly $9 billion project, Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade.

Reich will share some of Hubble’s photos and discoveries and highlight some of the details and expectations of the new iconic Webb telescope.

For information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.