Current and Future NASA Space Telescopes

Event Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 10AM – 11AM
Location: Fowler Hall, 128 Memorial Mall
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Speaker: Dr. Joseph M. Howard, optical engineering at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

More information: Stanley Chan, Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Professor of Statistics

Open to the public. Free admission. Doors open at 9:30 AM.

Astronomy is arguably in a golden age, where current and future NASA space telescopes are expected to contribute to this rapid growth in understanding of our universe. A summary of our current space assets will be given, including the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), our most recent addition. Future telescopes will also be discussed,  including the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (RST), the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), as well as mission concept studies being prioritized in the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astrophysics.