A planetary scientist’s viewpoint on the James Webb Space Telescope

Leader: Professor Matthew M. Hedman, Division of Physics, University of Idaho

The James Webb Space Telescope, launching in late 2021, is made to observe a wide variety of astronomical objects at infrared wavelengths. The telescope has currently released quite a few striking photos of early galaxies, star-forming clouds of dust and gas, and giant planets. In this speak, Professor Hedman will deliver an overview of JVST’s capabilities and scientific prospective from the viewpoint of a person who operates mainly on objects inside our solar technique, which includes the rings and moons orbiting the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

MM Hedman is an associate professor in the Division of Physics at the University of Idaho. He has been involved in various NASA missions to the outer solar technique, and has not too long ago been involved in the evaluation of JVST observations of the outer planets. He earned a Ph.D. at Princeton in 2002. He joined the University of Idaho faculty in 2013.

To register, click right here.

By Editor

Leave a Reply