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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW presents: The James Webb Space Telescope takes over from Hubble: First science results
April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
For the past 30 years the Hubble Space Telescope has fostered or revolutionized one field of astronomical research after another. Now the James Webb Telescope is poised to do the same. In this talk Bruce Balick will briefly review the messy history of Webb’s design, construction, and funding. Then we shall follow at it’s picture-perfect launch and deployment, introduce its first scientific images, and present its scientific promise and potential in a field whose research scope is set to explode once more.
Join us at Trilogy to watch the Zoom livestream on the big screen or Zoom from the comfort of your own computer.
OLLI-UW Lectures feature one-hour talks from experts on a wide range of subjects. Lectures are being held in-person at a few different locations. These in-person lectures are free to attend. RSVPs are required due to limited capacity and for COVID updates/cancellations (you will be asked to sign-in/create an account). Please note that OLLI-UW does not require vaccine status or masks. Learn more about OLLI-UW courses and lectures at https://www.osher.uw.edu/