The Webb Telescope: A New Era in Astronomy
Hear from Jane Rigby, an astrophysicist and JWST operations project scientist who will explain how astronomers use advanced telescopes, share a few stories about how the Webb started working, and talk about the people who made this landmark event a reality. Rigby’s introduction will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by MIT Professor David Kaiser and featuring major users of JWST in its first year of operations.
Afterwards, guests are invited to a reception with a special JWST-themed IPA from Cambridge’s Lamplighter Brewery, and stargazing with telescopes in MIT’s Open Space directly behind the museum. (unfortunately due to weather, stargazing has been cancelled).
Program 7:00 - 8:15pm
Reception: 8:30 - 9:30pm