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Sunday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beyond Hubble: NASA's Next Great Telescope (JWST)

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will be the most ambitious telescope ever constructed. Hubble’s tennis court-sized successor will be 100 times more powerful and orbit far beyond Earth’s Moon, where it will beam back images of the universe’s first galaxies as well as celestial objects hidden by clouds of cosmic dust. View the full-sized Webb telescope model outdoors, then get an in-depth look at the perplexing questions the telescope is designed to answer: How did the universe form? Is our solar system unique? Are we alone in the cosmos? Our panel discussion will include five-time NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who visited Hubble on three missions; as well as experts in astrophysics, Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope project, and Webb prime contractor Northrop Grumman. Learn about the vision behind Webb and the challenges of its construction in this immersive experience that showcases the science, images and technologies changing our understanding of our place in the universe.
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Blake Marie Bullock

Campaign Lead, James Webb Space TelescopeNorthrop Grumman CorporationBlake Bullock is the James Webb Space Telescope Campaign Lead for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA. In this role, she is responsible for supporting scientific and technical advocacy for astronomy... Read More →
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Alberto Conti

Innovation ScientistNorthrop Grumman Aerospace SystemsDr. Alberto Conti is the Innovation manager for Civil Air and Space in the Business and Advanced Systems Development organization at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
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Jonathan Fay

Principle Software Architect for Microsoft Research WorldWide TelescopeMicrosoftJonathan Fay is the Principal Software Architect on the Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope project. He is a 20 year Microsoft veteran and also an enthusiastic amateur astronomer who designed and constructed... Read More →
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John Grunsfeld

Assoc Administrator for ScienceNASAJohn M. Grunsfeld was named Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in January 2012. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, managing... Read More →
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Charles Mountain

DirSpace Telescope Science Institute

Sunday March 10, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Omni Downtown, Lone Star 700 San Jacinto

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