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Dec
2
2022

Colloquium: Dave Meyer: "Experiencing Hubble: A Career in Astronomy"

When: Friday, December 2, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, L-211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Joan West  

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Abstract: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos through a variety of ground-breaking discoveries ranging from the formation of stars to the collisions of galaxies to the accelerating expansion of the universe.  Furthermore, its stunning images of cosmic vistas near and far have captivated public attention and inspired students of all ages.  Throughout my 35-year faculty career at Northwestern, I have been very fortunate to utilize HST as a key resource in my research, teaching, and public outreach efforts.  In this talk, I will focus on my personal experiences with HST as a scientist and educator in the context of the telescope's long history and accomplishments.  Along the way, we will explore some of HST's most iconic images and its long-term future as an exciting new era of space astronomy begins with the James Webb Space Telescope.

Speaker: Dave Meyer, Professor, Northwestern University

Host: Vicky Kalogera

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