NSN Webinar Series: What to Expect from the James Webb Space Telescope

NSN Webinar Series: What to Expect from the James Webb Space Telescope's First Year of Science

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  • Teen, Adult
Credit: NASA, STScI, JWST; inset courtesy Kelly Lepo

Night Sky Network members joined Dr. Kelly Lepo on May 19, 2022when she presented her talk: What to Expect from the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Year of Science.

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's latest flagship space observatory, launched in December 2021 and is ready to explore the universe. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will provide an update on the telescope’s status, discuss the challenges of infrared astronomy, and how Webb will address these challenges while helping to answer some of the biggest questions in astronomy. She will also discuss ways you can celebrate the release of Webb’s first images.

About Dr. Kelly Lepo
Dr. Kelly Lepo is an Education and Outreach Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where she supports outreach efforts for the James Webb Space Telescope. She received a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Toronto. During her time in Canada, she made numerous local and national media appearances to talk about everything from the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse to the Super Blue Blood Moon. She previously served as the Coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, taught physics at Gonzaga University, and helped build the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Webinar Livestream & Recording (YouTube)
The talk was streamed live at the YouTube link below. Please note that questions submitted via the Zoom QA feature will have priority over YouTube chat.
The recording is now available both on this page and also at the below link. 
Link: https://youtu.be/rOnYjfd9CUs

Last Updated: May 20, 2022


Webinar livestream and recording on YouTube

View Dr. Kelly Lepo's talk here.

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