James Webb Space Telescope Q&A Session: A Town Hall Webinar

Status Report From: Space Telescope Science Institute
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011

image DATE: September 19, 2011


During the webinar, presenters from NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the astronomical community will describe the current state of the observatory and update attendees on the development of its instruments and other hardware. Presenters will clarify the costs of the mission and address recent media coverage of JWST. The panel will also discuss the science enabled by JWST and the mission's planned observer program. Brief presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session, during which attendees may submit questions to the panelists.


Matt Mountain is the Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also the Telescope Scientist for JWST and a member of the JWST Science Working Group.

Eric Smith is the JWST Deputy Program Director at NASA Headquarters. Prior to that, he served as the JWST Deputy Project Scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Roberto Abraham is a professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. His area of specialization is observational cosmology, with a focus on galaxy evolution.


Submit questions for the presenters in advance by e-mail or on Twitter


Tweet: Use hashtag #jwstqa

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