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Warhawk Talk: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: What’s It All About?

Tuesday10/116:00 pm - 7:00 pm

After a long struggle to design and build, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally a reality. And the data are spectacular! In this general audience presentation, I will tell the story of how JWST came to be, some of the major challenges that had to be overcome, some of the early results, and things to look out for over the next year or two. This telescope was principally designed to look back to the earliest moments of galaxy formation, shortly after the Big Bang, but there is so much more that we can expect to learn.

Presented by Bob Benjamin, Professor of Physics, UW-Whitewater.

Part of the Warhawk Talks series. We’ll share information, then have a conversation with each other. All Warhawk Talks are followed by refreshments and open to the public. RSVPs requested.

Warhawk Talks are held at the Community Engagement Center, 1260 West Main Street, Whitewater. Entrance and free parking are in the rear of the building.

If you have a disability and require accommodations, please advise us as soon as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA. Please contact Kari Borne at [email protected] or 262-472-1003 for further information.

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https://www.uww.edu/ce/warhawk-talks
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High School/College/Adult
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Community Engagement Center
1260 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190 United States
https://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/community-engagement-center

Contact:

University of Wiscosnin-Whitewater
262-472-1003
bornek@uww.edu
https://www.uww.edu/ce

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