Calendar

Oct
19
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Oct
26
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
2
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
9
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Nov 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 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
16
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
23
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
30
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dec
7
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dec
14
Thu
Solar Group meeting
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm