Science Briefing: The James Webb Space Telescope - Unfolding the Universe

12 Aug 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Science Briefing: The James Webb Space Telescope - Unfolding the Universe

Please join us for this special edition of the Universe of Learning Science Briefings! We will hear about the James Webb Space Telescope, launching later this year, and all the amazing new science that can be done with this revolutionary observatory. 

In this briefing, speakers will share content about exoplanets, galaxies, and what to expect before and after Webb’s launch. Dr. Néstor Espinoza will discuss how JWST will revolutionize our knowledge of the atmospheric make-up of distant exoplanets. Dr. Vivian U will present growing supermassive black holes as galaxies collide and merge. Dr. Susan Neff will present an overview of the JWST launch and the commissioning that will ready the telescope for science. In addition to these perspectives, we will highlight several resources relating to this content.

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12 Aug 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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ABOUT THE SERIES

The NASA’s Universe of Learning Science Briefings are professional learning telecons for the informal science education community, done in partnership with the NASA’s Museum & Informal Education Alliance. These monthly thematic briefings highlight current NASA astrophysics explorations and discoveries from across the suite of NASA astrophysics missions. NASA scientists and engineers provide contemporary science results, and are able to respond to listener questions during the telecon. NASA-developed education and outreach resources, matched to the monthly theme, are included in every briefing.

In order to participate in the telecon and ask questions of the scientists, please join NASA’s Museum & Informal Education Alliance at https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/.

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