Inside Stories: James Webb Space Telescope

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

314 Main Street, MIT Museum

A lively conversation exploring the news behind the news of today’s top science stories.

This evening series explores the inside stories of research and innovation addressing today’s challenges. Each month we’ll be hosting technologists, innovators, artists, and thinkers in an hour-long conversation on timely issues and areas of innovation. From bend to bedside solutions and advances in disease prevention to urban planning and mobility innovations, the series and its topics will be responding to the moment.

Free event.
Seating is Limited. Advance registration is recommended.


Next Session: 

Wednesday December 7

The James Webb Space Telescope Project

Just one year after its launch, the James Webb Space Telescope is already gathering an astounding amount data from space leading to new discoveries and generating compelling images.

Hear from members of the JWST team as they share all aspects of bringing the complex project from concept to operation.

Moderated by Rutuparna Das of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, panel members will reflect on the opportunities and challenges associated with a large, collaborative engineering project, explain how JWST images are generated and analyzed, and give insight into how this tool and data might expand our understanding of the Universe.

6:30 – 7:00 PM Explore simulations and create a shared context for the conversation
7:00 – 9:00 PM Panel discussion


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Academic, MIT Museum

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