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From Hubble to Webb and Beyond   

Explore the deepest reaches of space without leaving the Palm Desert campus. Join is as we go beyond the achievements of the Hubble telescope and look into the future of space technology. The Webb telescope often gets called the replacement for Hubble, but we prefer to call it a successor. After all, Webb is the scientific successor to Hubble; its science goals were motivated by results from Hubble. Hubble's science pushed us to look to longer wavelengths to "go beyond" what Hubble has already done. 

Instructor: Gary Smaby, BA  will introduce The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the long-awaited $10B successor to stunningly successful Hubble Space Telescope. More than twenty years in development, the JWST is designed to go beyond Hubble’s spectacular discoveries about the early evolution of universe. Rather than viewing the cosmos with light in the visual and ultraviolet spectrum, JWST is exploring deep space using highly sensitive infrared instrumentation, which allows it to view distant objects that are obscured by dust clouds.
This 90-minute lecture will highlight, in lay terms, the similarities and differences between two of the most ambitious and groundbreaking scientific missions in human history.