Space Exploration: The Webb Telescope @ Old Spitalfields Market, London [24 May]

Space Exploration: The Webb Telescope


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24
May
19:00 - 21:00

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Old Spitalfields Market
65 Brushfield St, E1 6BG London, United Kingdom
Tickets & Info: bit.ly/2EmbW7p
Venue: Old Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

In 2019, the Webb Telescope, successor to the Hubble Telescope, is going to be launched into space — helping us peer further than ever before into depths of our universe.

The Webb Telescope is a collaboration between the European Space Agency, NASA, and the Canadian space agencies with significant UK involvement in its design, construction, and ultimately scientific exploitation. Through its unprecedented spatial resolution, wavelength coverage, and sensitivity, Webb has the promise to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe. Webb’s versatility will allow it to tackle a broad range of ope...n questions in astrophysics.

In this fascinating lecture Dr. Stephen Wilkins will uncover the secrets behind this incredible feat of technology, and the key expected discoveries we may hope to find.

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Stephen Wilkins is a Yorkshire born astrophysicist currently living in the South. After studying at Durham and Cambridge (where he obtained a PhD in Astronomy) he worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford. In 2013 he obtained a lectureship at the University of Sussex and in 2016 was promoted to senior lecturer. Since 2018 Stephen has also been a Leadership in Public Engagement Fellow specifically concentrating on the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. His research focusses on the formation and evolution of the first galaxies to form in the Universe. This research combines both the running of computer simulations and the analysis of observations, predominantly from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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