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Thu 30 Mar 2023


Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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Have questions? Please contact the YAE Team.


Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program spring event "Family STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and night sky observation through the JHU Offit Telescope and other telescopes (weather permitting).  Pre-registration is required. The event is FREE to attend (does not include dinner reception). You can also attend the dinner reception for a minimal cost.

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Speaker: Dr. Néstor Espinoza
Title: A New Eye in the Sky: Exploring Alien Worlds with the James Webb Space Telescope

Launched on Christmas day last year, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is humanity's new eye in the sky. Orbiting at about 5 times the distance from the Moon to the Earth, JWST is looking at the universe as isolated as it can be, which allows us to study objects with an unprecedented level of detail. Among the objects being studied by JWST are exoplanets: planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. In this talk, I will share some of the latest advancements we have learned from those alien worlds, and the road JWST is paving for answering the ultimate question: are we alone?

Hands On Demonstration and Activity: Exoplanet Trading Cards
Presenters: Carolyn Slivinski, Mitch Watkins

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