Ask a Scientist: "A Scientific Revolution: The Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes"

Wednesday, November 06, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type
Physics & Astronomy
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Thomas, Paul Jonathan
715-836-3615
Link
https://calendar.uwec.edu/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=64992

     UW-Eau Claire's "Ask a Scientist" series continues Nov. 6 with a presentation by Dr. Jonathan P. Gardner, chief of the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. He will present "A Scientific Revolution: The Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes" at 7 p.m. at the Acoustic Café in downtown Eau Claire.

     Astronomy is going through a scientific revolution, responding to a flood of data from the Hubble Space Telescope, other space missions and large telescopes on the ground. Gardner will discuss some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 10 years and the role that space telescopes have play in those discoveries.

     The next decade looks equally bright with the newly refurbished Hubble and the promise of its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Gardner will describe how the Hubble was upgraded, as well as how and why  the Webb is being built.

      The series will continue at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 with a presentation titled "Probability and Applications" by Dr. Marc Goulet, UW-Eau Claire professor of mathematics.

      For more information about the series, contact Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics and astronomy, at thomaspj@uwec.edu.

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Dr. Jonathan P. Gardner
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