Department of Astronomy and Physics


the seventh annual
Dan MacLennan Memorial Lecture in Astronomy

 


the largest telescope ever deployed in space
the largest telescope ever deployed in space
the largest telescope ever deployed in space
the largest telescope ever deployed in space

The James Webb Space Telescope: The Countdown Is On

 

The James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the prestigious Hubble Space Telescope, will be the largest telescope ever deployed in space when it launches this winter. Thanks to its unprecedented observing capabilities, Webb promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe, Webb will study the population of young galaxies formed early after the Big Bang, and probe the atmospheres of nearby temperate Earth-size exoplanets that may have conditions conducive for life. Canada is a key partner in the development of this observatory, arguably among the most complex machines ever built by humanity.

Featuring speaker Dr. René Doyon, Director of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at Université de Montreal and lead scientist for Canada’s contribution to Webb.

The Dan MacLennan Memorial Lecture in Astronomy is presented by the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

ASL interpreting will be available at this event.

All visitors to Saint Mary's University must provide proof of vaccination before entry.

Registration is free and you can register to attend either on Campus or Virtually.
 

Date: Fri, 29 October 2021                                  
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ADT 
Location: Saint Mary's University
              923 Robie Street, 
              McNally Main Theatre Auditorium
               Halifax, NS B3H 3C3        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


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