Public Astro Night: Unveiling the Universe with Webb

Public Astro Night: Unveiling the Universe with Webb
Join us for the next Public Astro Night hosted by the Trottier Space Institute at McGill University and Astro McGill!

Title: Unveiling the Universe with the Webb Telescope

Speaker: Dr. Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette, Outreach Scientist for the Webb Telescope in Canada, Deputy Director of the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets and the Mont-Mégantic Observatory, Université de Montréal

Time and Date: Wednesday, November 30, 7PM (ET)

Location: Leacock Building, Room 132, McGill University

Find more information on the Facebook Event Page.

This talk is free and open to everyone. No astronomy knowledge required!

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session where you’ll get to ask all of your most pressing JWST questions! The talk will be in English, but we’ll take questions in both English & French.

An artistic representation of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. (Credit: STScI)

Talk Summary

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor of the famous Hubble Space Telescope, has finally launched and is ready for science! The Webb Telescope, a 6.5m infrared telescope, is without a doubt one of the most complex machines ever built by humanity and the largest telescope ever sent to space. Thanks to Webb, we now have the capacity to see farther than ever in our Universe, peer through the cosmic dust sprinkled throughout galaxies and discover and study new alien worlds. This project is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. In addition to contributing the FGS/NIRISS instrument, Canada and its astronomers are already some of the first to use the telescope and have already begun producing groundbreaking science thanks to its revolutionary data. As the first few images and bits of data start to trickle in, you will learn about some of Webb’s very first exciting discoveries and what this mission means for the future of space astronomy.