October 4, 2018

Episode 150: New Instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope

A University of Arizona space scientist discusses the instruments to be launched aboard the James Webb Space Telescope.

AZSCI 150 James Webb Space Telescope The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. (PHOTO: NASA/Chris Gunn)

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New Instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope

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Episode 150: Regents' Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona George Rieke

U of A astrophysicist George Rieke, science team lead for the Mid-Infrared instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2021. It will look at planets, stars, and black holes from Earth orbit. Mid-Infrared instruments allow astronomers to look at planets and asteroids around other stars, and gives them a chance to find other planetary systems.

Regents' Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona George Rieke spoke with Prof. Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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