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Department of Astronomy pres.

Astronomy Colloquium Series Presents

Dr. Marcia Rieke, Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Astronomy, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona

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Dr. Marcia J. Rieke
“The Next Step in Deep Extragalactic Surveys”

The original rationale for the James Webb Space Telescope was detecting the first light in the Universe, meaning the first stars and galaxies. This goal has remained as one of the key drivers for the hardware development albeit with the footnote that only the first galaxies, not literally the first individual stars, can be detected. Two of the instruments teams, the NIRCam and NIRSpec Teams, have joined forces to produce a legacy survey with both multi-wavelength imaging and multi-object spectroscopy
using JWST. Expected results as illustrated by a mock catalog and a data challenge will be presented.

Please note: Should you require any accommodations to ensure equal access and opportunity related to this event please contact Stacy Tiburzi at 734-764-3440 or

Tea will be served beforehand from 3:00-3:30pm in Serpens.

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