Stockton Astronomical Society

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University of the Pacific, Olson Hall Room 120
7:30 PM Thursday July 11th

Stockton Astronomical Society


Dr. Thomas Greene

The James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Thomas Greene of NASA's Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies (ACES) returns to the Stockton Astronomical Society to present updates on the James Webb Space Telescope mission, including its current status and details about the optics, instrument and some of the planned science experiments.

Tom Greene is an astrophysicist at Ames Research Center where he has been working on NASA astrophysics observatories and conducting observations of young stars and extrasolar planets for the past 15 years. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Arizona in 1991 and then came to Ames as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Greene then joined the research faculty of the University of Hawaii and the staff of NASA’s Infrared telescope facility. Before rejoining Ames, he worked on developing JWST and Spitzer Space Telescope science instruments at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center at Palo Alto. Dr. Greene has authored or co-authored nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is on the science teams of 2 JWST instruments, chairs quarterly meetings of Bay Area exoplanet scientists, and is an avid cyclist.

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