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November 17 & 18

 

This rendering of the JWST is current to 2015.

The James Webb Space Telescope: Successor to Hubble

November 17 & 18

The James Webb Space Telescope will continue to revolutionize our study of the cosmos after it is launched in late 2018. Built to address the questions asked by the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes but out of their reach, JWST will look deeper than either at infrared wavelengths with a suite of instruments that have capabilities that were not previously available.

Tonight’s talk will describe JWST as a whole, but will focus on the Mid-Infrared Instrument, one of the four instruments attached to JWST and that was built as a partnership between JPL and a consortium of European astronomical institutes.

MIRI is the longest wavelength instrument on JWST and plays a significant role in all the major JWST science themes.

Speaker:
Dr. Michael Ressler
U.S. MIRI Project Scientist, JPL

Location:
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7pm
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The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
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Friday, November 18, 2016, 7pm
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The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

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General Information

The Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series, named after JPL’s founder, and presented by JPL’s Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program’s missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community. Lectures take place twice per month, on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. The Thursday lectures take place in JPL’s Theodore von Kármán Auditorium and are streamed live via Ustream, and Friday lectures take place at Pasadena City College’s Vosloh Forum. Both start at 7:00 PM. Admission and parking are free for all lectures, no reservations are required, and seating is limited.

Public Services Office

4800 Oak Grove Drive
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 186-113
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone: (818) 354-1234
Fax: (818) 393-4641

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