The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch in December, and will revolutionize our view of the Universe and our place within it. JWST is NASA’s most ambitious and complex space observatory to date, carrying a mirror that is several times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope and a suite of sophisticated instruments that cover a large portion of the infrared spectrum. The observatory promises unprecedented views into the earliest galaxies, the growth of black holes, the births and deaths of stars, the planets within our Solar System, and distant worlds around other stars. In this talk, Dr. Raymond Simons will give an overview of the remarkable capabilities of this observatory and the discovery frontier it will open.
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