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Sunday, May 15 • 10:00am - 10:45am
JWST Joins HST in a Multi-wavelength Exploration of the Universe

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On Christmas Day, 2021, after years of anticipation, NASA's next Great Observatory, JWST, was launched to join the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in our exploration of the Cosmos.  JWST adds the ability to obtain critically-important high-resolution, high sensitivity infrared observations to HST's high-resolution, high-sensitivity ultraviolet/optical observations and together they will provide an unrivaled multi-wavelength, high-definition view of objects across the sky and across time itself.  JWST will search for "first light", faint light from the very first stars and galaxies to form in the Universe, that has been shifted far into the infrared, and extend our reach to the dawn of visible structure in our Universe.

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Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is currently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Scientist for the Roman Space Telescope (RST) and is a member of the "Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He enjoys photography and is an enthusiastic fan of exploration of the Universe in which we live, the Maryland RenFest, and all things Trek and Disney... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
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