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PUBLIC LECTURE: IS ASTRONOMY READY FOR JWST? (Smithsonian), Apr 18, 2018, DC, 8:00 pm ET (webcast)

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM’s) 2018 “Exploring Space Lecture” series will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope.

All four lectures in the series will take place at the NASM’s IMAX theater, 600 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC, at 8:00 pm ET, are open to the public, and will be webcast.  More information is on the NASM’s website.

The list of lectures is as follows:

Feb. 7: “Engineering Miracles for Scientific Discoveries with the James Webb Space Telescope”

John Mather, senior astrophysicist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center


Apr. 18Is Astronomy Ready for the James Webb Space Telescope?”

Ken Sembach, director, Space Telescope Science Institute


May 23: “The Hubble Space Telescope: Opening Cosmic Doors for JWST”

Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble Space Telescope senior project scientist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center


June 20: “The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe…Or Its Beginning”

Robert Smith, professor of history, University of Alberta


April 18, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm