Calendar

Oct
1
Sat
Cume #409
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
29
Sat
Cume #410
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
19
Sat
Cume #411
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
21
Sat
Cume #412
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
3
Fri
Tombaugh Observatory Open House
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tombaugh Observatory Open House @ Tombaugh Observatory

Open to the public.

Faculty member: Jason Jackiewicz

Graduate Students: Sten Hasselquist, Lauren Kahre, Eric Underwood

Feb
18
Sat
Cume #413
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
11
Sat
Cume #414
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
1
Sat
Cume #415
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
29
Sat
Cume #416
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
9
Thu
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/.