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A NEW ERA IN ASTRONOMY: NASA’S JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture. As revolutionary as Hubble has been, we have pushed it to its scientific limits in many ways. Hubble’s successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, has been in the works for almost two decades and is scheduled to launch in late 2018. It will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble. In her Perimeter Public Lecture, Dr. Amber Straughn will provide an update on the progress of building the world’s largest-yet space telescope, and will give an overview of the astronomical questions we hope to answer with Webb. These questions get to the heart of what it means to be human: Where did we come from? How did we get here? Are we alone?

Ticket Purchasing URL: http://perimeterinstitute.ca/tickets 
Ticket Sales Date: Monday Feb 13, 2017

Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Due to demand, a maximum of two (2) tickets may be ordered per account. Tickets are available Monday, February 13 at 9:00 am

 

Event Type: 
Public Lecture
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas