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Nov
9
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Talk: “Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope” – Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard)
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Talk: "Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope" - Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard) @ Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194

Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard, Deputy Project Scientist for JWST)

Abstract: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to be launched in 2019, will revolutionize our view of the Universe.  As the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST will rewrite the textbooks and return gorgeous images and spectra of our universe.   In my talk, I will show how JWST will revolutionize our understanding of how galaxies and supermassive black holes formed in the first billion years after the Big Bang, and how they evolved over cosmic time.  I’ll describe how our international team is preparing for launch, how we decide what targets to observe, and how we are testing the telescope to be sure it will work in space.

More information about the telescope can be found at https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/.

 

 

Nov
14
Tue
Astro-ph Discussion
Nov 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Nov
15
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Nov
16
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
28
Tue
Astro-ph Discussion
Nov 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Nov
29
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Nov 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Nov
30
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
5
Tue
Astro-ph Discussion
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Dec
6
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119