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.
information about the series, contact Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics and
astronomy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.