The James Webb Space Telescope Media Event

14:00 - 14:45

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's newest great observatory, developed in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Webb will explore all phases of the universe's history and greatly expand our understanding of everything from the first galaxies to form after the big bang, the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time, the formation of stars and planets in our galaxy, and phenomena in our solar system. What science advancements have we seen and what awaits us?

The IAC will be the first major conference to hear about the significance of the first images, unveiled on 12 July 2022, and discoveries for all of humanity. We will discuss the capabilities of Webb, as well as preliminary results the world has seen from the Early Release Science Program and Early Release Observations. The presentations will span the area that Webb will explore in its initial few months: distant galaxies, active galaxies, stars forming in our own galaxies, and transiting exoplanet studies.

Please join us for a media event on Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 14:00 to 14:45 in room N02, Paris Convention Centre.

Speakers include:

  • Eric Smith, James Webb Space Telescope Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters

  • Pascal Tremblin, Astrophysicist at the University of Paris-Saclay

  • Vassilis Charmandaris, Director & Researcher of the Institute of Astrophysics, Professor at the University of Crete in Greece

  • Guido Roberts-Borsani, Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA