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Event ID:  45474
Contact Name:  Nathalie Ouellette
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Organization:  Institute for Research on Exoplanets, McGill Space Institute
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Dates:  5th October 2021 to 10th October 2021
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Type:  Other
Start/End Type:  Both Starts and Ends During WSW
Country:  Global
Event Name:  An Evening with Webb: Canadian Astronomers Using the Next Great Space Telescope
Event Description:  START TIME: 7:30 PM (Eastern; GMT-4) The James Webb Space Telescope, launching this year, is set to change the world of astronomy. An international collaboration between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency and the European Agency, it will allow astronomers to discover alien worlds, study distant galaxies and change our view of the Universe. During this virtual panel, you'll learn more about this incredible mission, Canada's contribution and the incredible discoveries we hope to make in the coming years. You will also meet three astronomers who will be some of the first to use the telescope for their research. Tune in and ask them your questions about Webb and their projects! Our guests: ⭐️ Host: Nathalie Ouellette (iREx/Université de Montréal), JWST Outreach Scientist ⭐️ Panelist: Lisa Dang (iREx/MSI/McGill University), Ph.D. Student ⭐️ Panelist: Maria Drout (University of Toronto), Assistant Professor ⭐️ Panelist: Olivia Lim (iREx/Université de Montréal), Ph.D. Student This event is organised by the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and the McGill Space Institute (MSI). The panel will be taking place online on iREx's and MSI's Facebook pages and YouTube channels: Everyone is welcomed! The majority of the event will be in English, but our panelists will be happy to answer your questions in French! There are no tickets and no required registration.
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