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NASA BFG ON JWST SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS, Nov 18, 2021, virtual, 2:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a media briefing on November 18, 2021 at 2:00 am ET on science instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  It is one of several briefings leading up to the launch of JWST, scheduled for December 18, 2021.  All media briefings will take place virtually and will livestream on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

Update: Participants are:

  • Eric Smith, Webb program scientist, NASA Headquarters
  • Lee Feinberg, Webb optical telescope element manager, Goddard
  • Marcia Rieke, principal investigator for Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera, University of Arizona
  • Pierre Ferruit, principal investigator for Webb’s Near-Infrared Spectrograph, ESA
  • Gillian Wright, European principal investigator for Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument, U.K. Astronomy Technology Centre
  • René Doyon, principal investigator for Webb’s Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph and Fine Guidance Sensor, University of Montreal


November 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm