The Webb Space Telescope: Launching a Legacy

Alexandra Lockwood, Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally envisioned in the mid-1990s, NASA’s next flagship observatory, the Webb Space Telescope, is now reaching fruition. Its scientific capabilities will revolutionize our understanding of the Universe. As we enter the final weeks before liftoff, come learn about the astronomy motivations of the mission, the incredible technology powering it all, and the latest updates on launch preparations. Dr. Lockwood will also look ahead to the coming months of commissioning, and the much-anticipated first images and spectra to arrive next summer!

Host: Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
Recorded live on Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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