entitled "The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): A tool for the study of Planetary System Formation and Evolution", by Dr. Mark Clampin, on Thursday, 14 June at 3 pm.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large aperture (6.5 meter), cryogenic space telescope with a suite of near and mid-infrared instruments covering the wavelength range of 0.6 Î¼m to 28 Î¼m. JWSTâ€™s primary science goal is to detect and characterize the first galaxies. It will also study the assembly of galaxies, star formation and protoplanetary systems, and formation of evolution of planetary systems. We will review recent progress in the design of JWSTâ€™s observatory architecture. In particular we will discuss the status of JWSTâ€™s optical system, recent successes in the primary mirror fabrication effort, and the status of key observatory elements such as the sunshield. We will also address the current projected scientific performance of the observatory with emphasis on its capabilities for the study of planetary system evolution and formation, and exoplanet detection and characterization.
It will be held in Room S209 of the Research and Engineering, Building at Dublin City University.
Dr. Clampin is the Observatory Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA.
We look forward to seeing you: Brenda Frye and Turlough Downes, DCU.