Jason Kalirai

Contact Info
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD

Office: 441
Office phone: (410) 338-4747

email: jkalirai[at]stsci.edu
web: http://www.stsci.edu/~jkalirai
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jkalirai1
twitter: @jasonkalirai

Current Position
Associate Astronomer / JWST Project Scientist at STScI

PhD (2004) University of British Columbia
MSc (2001) University of British Columbia
BSc (2000) University of British Columbia

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As an astronomer at STScI, I study the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in the local universe. My current research interests involve imaging and spectroscopic observations of resolved stellar populations, such as nearby star clusters and dwarf galaxies.

I am also the STScI Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA's next flagship astrophysics mission. To read more about JWST, please visit the STScI JWST page (for astronomers) and our Webb telescope site (for the public).

JWST Powerpoint Slides
For Astronomers
For Public
Astrophysics Subcommittee talk (Oct 2011)

Recent Meetings Organized
2011 spring: JWST Frontier Opportunities
2010 spring: The 2010 STScI May Symposium
2009 Spring: The 2009 STScI/JHU Astronomy Jamboree
2009 spring: Beyond JWST: Next Steps in Space Astronomy
2008 fall: The Ages of Stars
2008 fall: The 2008 Keck Science Meeting
2008 summer: The 1st California Postdoc Symposium

2008 - 2010: The STScI Friday Seminar Series