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Now on YouTube: The Legacy of Kepler & the Bright Future of Webb with Dr. Natalie Batalha

By SpaceRef Editor
December 20, 2021
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“For me, I couldn’t get interested in science until I could connect to the wonder of it all, and poetry did that for me.” – Dr. Natalie Batalha
Episode 46: Aired on December 16th, 2021
The Legacy of Kepler & the Bright Future of Webb
Featuring Dr. Natalie Batalha (Prof. Astrophysics & Astronomy, UC Santa Cruz)
Hosted by Dr. Graham Lau (Blue Marble Space Institute of Science)
Our guest is Dr. Natalie Batalha, astrophysicist and professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, specializing in detecting and characterizing exoplanets, including potentially habitable alien worlds! Dr. Batalha was the Co-Investigator and Mission Scientist for the Kepler Space Telescope, and today uses the world’s most powerful ground-based telescopes to identify planets suitable for further study with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.
This program is an interactive talk show where our guests answer questions from our host, Dr. Graham Lau, as well as questions submitted via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. For more information, visit the official website of Ask An Astrobiologist.
Subscribe to the NASA Astrobiology YouTube channel for more Ask An Astrobiologist and other great series, including Astrobiology in the Field, the Early Career Spotlight Series, Countdown to Mars, and more!

SpaceRef staff editor.