James Webb Space Telescope challenges and opportunities

October 19, 2022 at 19.00 a well-known astronomer, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor at the Department of Astrophysics and Stellar Astronomy at the Faculty of Physics of Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov, full member of the International Academy of Sciences Higher School, member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), member of the European Astronomical Society, member of the Eurasian (former USSR) Astronomical Society, member of the Scientific Council of the Planetarium – Anatoly Vladimirovich Zasov.

The topic of the lecture: James Webb Space Telescope challenges and opportunities.

This summer, the largest optical space telescope in history, James Webb (an international project led by NASA), began its work, located at a distance of about one and a half million km from Earth. The telescope is designed for observations in a wide spectral range of infrared radiation. The large area of ​​the mirror lens collection surface (about 25 square meters) and very sensitive receiving equipment make it possible to record record low light fluxes.

Among a number of interesting scientific directions, two stand out, which seem to be the most promising: firstly, looking into the youth of the universe, observing distant galaxies with a high redshift, and secondly, studying the recently formed stars of the Milky Way, the protoplanetary the disks associated with them, and also individual exoplanets and their atmospheres.

The lecture is accompanied by a presentation. After the lecture, everyone can ask the researcher questions about the current topic.

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The “Scientist’s Tribune” is designed to strengthen the planetarium’s position as the largest center for the popularization of natural scientific knowledge, where eminent scientists provide answers to the most pressing questions in modern science. The series of lectures “The Scientist’s Tribune” is primarily designed for those who are really interested in astronomy, physics and natural sciences in general, who want to keep abreast of modern scientific achievements, aiming to acquire deeper knowledge. The Tribune of the Scientist is held monthly in the conference hall.

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