February 25th, 2013
Dr. Amber Straughn
Astronomer & EPO Specialist
NASA: Science with Hubble, JWST, and other NASA Astrophysics Missions
In 2009, the complete refurbishment of Hubble gave new life to the telescope, equipping it with powerful new instruments and capabilities. Dr. Straughn will discuss some of the recent highlights from the Wide Field Camera 3 ranging from star formation in nearby galaxies to the most distant galaxy candidates discovered. Hubble has proven to be an outstanding success not only in astronomers' eyes, but also in the public, setting the stage for exciting E/PO and Communications programs in all of NASA's Astrophysics missions. Straughn will outline some of the ongoing and future work NASA is doing with JWST and also within the Astrophysics Science Division at Goddard.