Speaker's Night: The Most Distant Galaxies in the Universe: What we know, and what the James Webb Space Telescope will tell us

Adam Muzzin
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Adam Muzzin, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, York University

The combined power of infrared observatories both in space and from the ground has allowed us to observe extraordinarily distant galaxies. Some of the most distant are observed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was merely 2% of its current age. Dr. Muzzin will talk about what what observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope have shown us about these exotic young galaxies. He will also introduce the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's $9 billion dollar IR-optimized successor to Hubble. Now is an exciting time, as JWST is preparing for launch in Oct 2018. The primary mission of this extremely powerful telescope is to show us the first stars forming in the first galaxies. He will present what we think those very young galaxies might look like.

Who can attend: Everyone including non-members
Fee: Free
Reservation not needed
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)