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January Amelia Earhart Virtual Program

January 11, 2023


Guest Speaker: Dr. Erin May

Presentation Description:
Erin talked about what makes the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the world's newest space telescope, special, how JWST observes planets beyond our Solar System, and what we're already learning in only the first few months of science operations.

Bio: Erin is an astrophysicist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab where she studies the atmospheres of planets outside our Solar System, called exoplanets, with space-based telescopes like Hubble, Spitzer, and the new JWST. Her goal is to understand what these exoplanets are made of so we can better understand how they formed and evolved, and how different types of exoplanets relate to one another, and how they compare to planets in our Solar System.

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