Fiske Planetarium Presentation for Harvard Alumni and Guests: the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30!
Dr. James Green, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at University of Colorado, will provide an insider's look at the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of cosmic exploration.
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The Hubble space telescope has been vital in advancing our understanding of the universe. We will explore modern cosmology, highlighting the role of HST over its 30 year lifetime. Professor James Green will provide an insider’s look at the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph which was installed during servicing mission 4 in 2009. Finally, we will look forward to the new observatories being built to further expand our understanding of the universe.
Professor Green received his B.S. in Physics from Stanford University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He has spent his career designing and building instrumentation for space astronomy applications, and analyzing data from such instruments. He was the Principal Investigator for the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, which was the final instrument installed in the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009. He also designed and built the spectrograph for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE), which launched in 1999. He has developed several instruments for launch on sub-orbital rockets, and has personally participated in 20 rocket launches as Principal Investigator or project scientist. He has served as Director of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Chair of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and as a member of the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee. His science interests include observational cosmology, the local interstellar medium and theoretical studies of the earliest moments of the universe.
The presentation will take place on the Zoom platform. It is free of charge. We will send out videoconference information the day of the event as well as post it here-- https://zoom.us/j/8652672280.
If you have questions please contact RMHUC President JK Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:00PM - 8:30PM Mon 18 May 2020 ( Timezone: Mountain )
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