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SC Wednesday, October 11, 10 am Speaker: Paul Delaney, Title: “The Evolution of the Space Telescopes”

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October 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 11, 10 am

Speaker: Paul Delaney

Title: “The Evolution of the Space Telescopes”

Abstract: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and now the James Web Space Telescope (JWST) are household words, abbreviations recognized by a sizeable fraction of the population.  The evolution of such space-based observing instruments dates back into the 1960s.  Further, many countries have contributed to the evolution and expansion of such telescopes.  This talk will summarize the history of space-based observing assets and focus on the achievements of the HST and JWST.

Bio: Paul Delaney was the Director of the York University campus observatory, now the Allan I. Carswell Observatory, for some 30 years until his retirement in 2022.  He has been a regular media contributor over that time and continues to enjoy presenting astronomy to the community.  He is the recipient of many Teaching and Outreach awards.

The link to register is  https://forms.office.com/r/xVp9Yp9gZW

The deadline to register is the Monday before the event at noon. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.


October 11, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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