Giovedì 25 Maggio 2017, ore 11:00
Sala seminari Villa Magliola Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
The James Webb Space Telescope: what it is, how to use it
Dr. Massimo Robberto - Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA's next flagship mission, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the most powerful telescope ever launched in space. Following the current phase of final tests, it is going to be launched in about one year (Fall 2018). JWST detects infrared radiation with a rich complement of scientific instruments. It will unveil the early universe, probe into molecular clouds in galaxies, and analyze the atmosphere of exoplanets. In this colloquium I will summarize the main characteristics of the telescope, its scientific potential and illustrate the tools that enable astronomers from all over the world to plan and propose new observations.