In-Person and Online Event: A Revolution in Solar System Astronomy with JWST
March 22, 2023
Join the LPI for a hybrid presentation (in-person and online) by Dr. Ian Wong of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. During the first year of JWST’s scientific operations, hundreds of hours are being dedicated to observations of solar system bodies, ranging from the gas giants to small near-Earth asteroids. The observatory’s state-of-the-art instruments are revealing the properties of these enigmatic objects in unprecedented detail. Dr. Wong will provide a high-level overview of some of the highlights from the first year of JWST solar system observations and discuss how these results will revolutionize our understanding of solar system formation and evolution.
This event will be held in-person and online on Thursday, April 6. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT (8:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. MT/ 5:30 p.m. PT). In-person attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
The in-person event will be at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058).
For those who are unable to attend in-person, the event will be streamed live through the LPI YouTube channel beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT.