NOTE: For an update on the aftermath of this video, check out my talk at the Durham Regional Astronomical Association. vimeo.com/44219324
U.S. Congress is considering the cancellation of Hubble's successor. It's a telescope that would be capable of seeing almost all the way back to the big bang; abandoning it would be a tragic loss to science. This is a very short film asking them to reconsider.
My entry to the whyJWST Video Competition. savethistelescope.blogspot.com/2011/09/whyjwst-video-competition.html
Please share this video and spread the word. Or get involved at savejwst.com
Help preserve scientific discovery against the threat of short term fears. To learn more about this video, the James Webb, or for additional ways in which you can help, go to bradblogspeed.com/vision-save-the-james-webb-space-telescope
Written, Narrated, and Animated by Brad Goodspeed
Music: 'Vanishing Point' by BIGIDEAS myspace.com/bigideas
Sound Design and Most-Mix by Sebastien Breton