Mar 21, 2022
Prof. Els Peeters, Dept of Physics/Astronomy, UWO
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Findings

Our speaker Els Peeters is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western University and is on the NASA Team here in London.

Early Christmas morning, NASA's revolutionary new space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, successfully launched into space after taking off on top of a European Ariane 5 rocket from South America. The launch marks the beginning of one of the most anticipated NASA missions in decades, a program that promises to transform how we study the deepest depths of the Universe.

The huge telescope will peer at the universe's first stars and galaxies, sniff the atmospheres of nearby alien planets and perform a variety of other high-profile, high-impact work over the next five to 10 years, if all goes according to plan.

The NASA Team here in London will be looking at all the data returning to Earth from the telescope. Professor Peeters will talk to us about this remarkable mission.