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Seminar: First Light: Early Science on the Early Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope
December 6, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
KSJ is pleased to welcome Dr. Rob Simcoe, the Francis L. Friedman Professor of Physics and Director, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research for a seminar on the Webb Telescope.
The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on Christmas Morning 2021, and after a highly successful commissioning period of six months, is now in full science operations. This talk will cover the reasons this telescope was built and is an important contributor to human knowledge, and describe a bit about the telescope itself and the people who built it. Finally, Dr. Simcoe will share some early results from a 100-hour program now underway at MIT and three other international partner institutions, to observe nascent galaxies in the early universe during JWST’s first year.
Please contact Learning and Events Coordinator Claire Sadar if you are interested in attending.