Horizons 2023 - The James Webb Space Telescope Mission

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Horizons 2023 - The James Webb Space Telescope Mission

A Spring Speaker Series Sponsored by the Tallahassee Scientific Society

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Challenger Learning Center 200 South Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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March 22 • MATTHEW GREENHOUSE, PhD

Project Scientist for the JWST, Laboratory for Observational Cosmology, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

The James Webb Space Telescope Mission

The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on December 25th, 2021, as a successor to the Hubble Telescope. It is the largest space telescope ever constructed and will extend humanities' high definition view of the universe into the infrared spectrum. The Webb will observe early epochs of the universe to reveal how its galaxies and structure have evolved over cosmic time and to search for exoplanet atmospheres for evidence of life. The Webb's science instrument payload includes four sensor systems that provide imagery, coronagraphy, and spectroscopy over the near- and mid-infrared spectrum. Astrophysicist Dr. Matthew Greenhouse, of the Webb Project Science team, will discuss the remarkable history and ongoing accomplishments of the JWST mission.