RASC National Society Speaker Series: The James Webb Space Telescope: Canada’s Role in the Exploration of the Universe (ONLINE)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join Jean Dupuis and Nathalie Ouellette to learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope and Canada's role in this exciting project.

Jean Dupuis, Ph.D., is a senior mission scientist in space astronomy at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He is currently the CSA mission scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and the scientific authority on several studies for future space astronomy missions being considered by CSA. He is working in close collaboration with a community of scientists and engineers across Canada to help them meet their science objectives and prepare for future space astronomy missions. After receiving his Ph.D. from the Université de Montréal (1991), he spent many years in the United States working at Dartmouth College, at the University of California at Berkeley and at Johns Hopkins University as a scientist for space astronomy missions before returning to Canada in 2005 to join the CSA.

Nathalie Ouellette is an astrophysicist and passionate about science communication. She received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 2016. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies, particularly those found in groups and clusters. In addition to being an active researcher, she is frequently featured in the media talking about astronomy to the general public. She is currently the coordinator of the Exoplanet Research Institute at the Université de Montréal and the scientific coordinator for the James Webb Space Telescope in Canada.

This webinar is available both on Zoom and live on our YouTube Channel. Register here to join on Zoom or subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Zoom
Organized by: The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Link: https://www.youtube.com/rascanada