[cpastro] This weeks club meeting Wednesday 9th march 2022
Updated: Mar 13, 2022
This Wednesday we have a real treat Emma will be joining us to give a talk entitled “The James Webb Space Telescope: A new eye on the distant Universe”. You’ll hear about JWST being a time machine. Emma will talk about what we have learned about galaxies in the early Universe thanks to the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and why we need JWST. It’ll give us a better view of early galaxies, and will probe further back in time than any instrument has gone before.
Dr Emma Curtis-Lake is an STFC Webb fellow, based at the University of Hertfordshire. She is working within a team that has hundreds of hours of JWST time to probe the distant, and early Universe. Throughout her career, she has predominantly used Hubble to research how galaxies grow and evolve, especially in the early Universe, and has been anxiously awaiting JWST as it’s really going to transform our knowledge! Fingers crossed it all works