Calendar

Nov
3
Fri
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Nov
6
Mon
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
ASTR 670 – Heliophysics
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Nov
7
Tue
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Nov 7 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Nov
8
Wed
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
ASTR 670 – Heliophysics
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Nov
9
Thu
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Nov 9 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 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
10
Fri
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Colloquium: Jane Rigby (Host: Moire Prescott)
Nov 10 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Jane Rigby (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

Science with the James Webb Space Telescope

Jane Rigby, NASA/GSFC

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will have revolutionary capabilities and sensitivity for imaging and spectroscopy from 0.7 to 28 micron.  JWST should make major scientific advances across astrophysics, including the physics of reionization, galaxy formation and assembly, planetary science, and extrasolar planets.  In anticipation of a scheduled launch in 2019, JWST Cycle 1 Guest Observer proposals will be due in spring of 2018.  I will review the scientific capabilities of the telescope, the integration and test program, and how observers will plan observations and analyze JWST data.