Time Travel Telescope - Discussing the Images from the James Webb Telescope

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The Guelph Physics live stream summer series returns Monday July 25th at 7:00 pm EDT with a discussion about the James Webb Space Telescope and the first images it has provided!   

Our guests are the Outreach Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope in Canada Dr. Nathalie Ouellette and the Communications Strategy & Canadian Space Policy Adviser of The Planetary Society Kate Howells.   

When the first image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope was released to the public on July 11th, the internet exploded. Since then, we’ve been exposed to celestial wonder after celestial wonder, from galactic nurseries to spectra showing water on distant exoplanets.  

But what does it all mean? 

We’re very fortunate to have two experts in the field join us to help us piece together this cosmic puzzle. 

Nathalie Ouellette is an astrophysicist, science communicator and lifetime lover of all things space! She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2016. Her research focuses on galaxy formation and evolution, particularly those found in clusters. Nathalie is currently the Coordinator of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at the University of Montréal and is also the Outreach Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope in Canada collaborating with the Canadian Space Agency.  

Based in Guelph, Kate Howells works to engage The Planetary Society's myriad audiences in the adventure of space exploration. As Canadian Space Policy Advisor she guides The Planetary Society's positions on space policy and advocacy in Canada and connects Canadian Planetary Society members with opportunities to advocate for Canadian space science and exploration programs. She is also the author of Space Is Cool As F*** . 

As always, we will have a live Q&A where we will endeavour to answer your questions in real time!     

Please join us for this unique opportunity to chat about the new findings of the James Webb Space Telescope and put some meaning to the images we’ve all seen circulating in the press recently. This livestream is aimed at a public audience so don’t worry if you don’t have a background in physics or astronomy, this will be the stream for you!     

Hosted by Orbax and streamed live to our YouTube channel and to Facebook @GuelphPhysics. 

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