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Observing the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Dr. John C. Mathers, the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, as he discusses how Edwin Hubble discovered the expanding universe in 1929, how he measured the cosmic heat left from the Big Bang with the COBE satellite (and earned a Nobel Prize for NASA), and how the James Webb Space Telescope (the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope) will extend our knowledge even farther. The JWST can analzye Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, and determine whether they have enough water to have oceans! Dr. Mather will conclude with a few speculations about the future that we might encounter, and whether we can travel to the stars.

Join us THURSDAY, November 12 at 7pm at James Madison University's Wilson Hall Auditorium. FREE and perfect for the young scientist or engineer in your family!

Nobel Laureate Dr John Mather Visits JMU

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