Dr. Rogier Windhorst's "The Search For First Light" Lecture
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Thursday, November 30th at 7 PM
Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV, Marston Exploration Theater
ASU's School Of Earth And Space Exploration Tempe, AZ
Join Arizona State University's School of Earth & Space Exploration, Dr. Rogier Windhorst's upcoming New Discoveries lecture:
"The Search for First Light: New Telescopes that will Expand Hubble's Frontier"
About the Lecture:
Rogier Windhorst, astronomer, Regents' and Foundation Professor, Co-Director of the ASU Cosmology Initiative, and James Webb Space Telescope Interdisciplinary Scientist will discuss next-generation telescopes that will expand the frontiers first discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Of particular focus will be NASA's new 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope and the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope under construction in Chile.
The James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2019, is a large space-based observatory, optimized for infrared wavelengths, which will compliment and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. It will look back into the first 200-400 million years after the Big Bang when the first stars were formed.
The Giant Magellan is a member of the next class of giant ground-based telescopes that promises to revolutionize our view and understanding of the universe with a resolving power 10 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope.
Both new telescopes will complement each other and use gravitational lensing to detect the first galaxies, and possibly the first stars and black hole accretion disks.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Rogier Windhorst is a Regents’ Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His research is in astronomy, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic dark ages and the epoch of First Light, and astronomical instrumentation. Since the early 1990's, his group at ASU has contributed significantly to unraveling the formation and evolution of distant galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope, and the role that supermassive black holes and Active Galactic Nuclei have played in the process of galaxy assembly. He is one of the world's six Interdisciplinary Scientists for NASA's 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to be launched in 2018. His group at ASU plans to use JWST to map the epoch of First Light in detail.
What are my parking options?
The Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. ISTB 4 (map) is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility, and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Ave. If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.
Parking is available inside the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is $3/hour and is charged upon exiting the parking structure. There is additional pay parking directly south of ISTB4 available for $2/hour. There is an automated payment registration kiosk on the parking lot's west side (the corner near the building).
Do I need to arrive early?
Guests are recommended to show up by 7:15 p.m. to gain entry into the theater. At 7:30 p.m. any seats will be released to first come/first served at the door.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the SESE Alumni & Events Coordinator, Stephanee Germaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be a video recording or LIVE streaming of this lecture?
Yes! If you are unable to make it in person on Novemeber 30th, be sure to tune-in to our LIVE webcast on UStream.