Saint Helena Virtual Forum

Exploring Other Worlds

The James Webb Space Telescope, Planetary Systems, and the Origins of Life

 

December 14, 2022       5:30 - 6:30 PM PST

We have seen the incredible images of deep space captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. In addition to its exploration of massive and distant structures in deep space, a full 25% of its mission is dedicated to observing planetary systems and looking for the building blocks of life elsewhere in the universe. The Webb is already capturing the features and atmospheres of extrasolar planets and it is studying objects within our own Solar System as well.  We are excited to learn more.

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Dr. Stefanie Milam
Deputy Project Scientist
For Planetary Science 

James Webb Space Telescope

David Freed

Screenwriter Author 

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist 

 

To give us an inside view of this historic project our guest will be Dr. Stefanie Milam Deputy Project Scientist For Planetary Science for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  In that role, Dr. Milam is the solar system scientist for the project. We look forward to talking with her about that, and we want to dabble in exoplanets as well. The images are visually astounding, but we look forward Stefanie's help in understanding them better. 

 

In agreeing to join us, Stefanie expressed, "We have observed great things in the solar system so far with JWST such as Mars, Jupiter, Asteroid Impact, Comets, and Neptune. We should have a few more exciting new things revealed by the time we talk!"

Dr. Milam will be interviewed by Pulitzer prize winning journalist David Freed whom you will remember from his fascinating talk here on the forum with American evolutionary molecular biologist, Dr. Beth Shapiro.

  • Dec 14, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    The James Webb Space Telescope, Planetary Systems, and the Origins of Life with Dr. Stefanie Milam, Deputy Project Scientist For Planetary Science , James Webb Space Telescope

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