In its first year of observations the JWST has made some stunning discoveries, revealing the earliest stars and galaxies to have formed after the Big Bang and pinpointing the chemical make-up of exoplanet atmospheres.

Our third talk will delve into these major discoveries and others across each of the telescope’s main science goals, and we’ll consider why it is that the observatory has been able to make them.

We’ll also look ahead at what is still to come, assessing where JWST’s discoveries could lead astronomers in the quest to understand the Universe.

In the second part of the Masterclass there is a Q&A with Dr Hendrik Melin and Editor Chris Bramley.

All registrants will have access to the Masterclass recording once the event has ended and will be able to watch this recording for a maximum of 10 times.
Thu, 25/05/2023 · 7:00 PM London (GMT +1:00)
  • The JWST’s science themes – the early Universe, galaxies through time, the life of stars, other worlds
  • The major scientific discoveries made by the JWST
  • How scientists apply to make observations with the telescope
  • What the science data delivered by the JWST looks like
  • What discoveries could come from the telescope’s high-resolution observations
  • Live Q&A with Dr Hendrik Melin and Chris Bramley
Chris Bramley
Chris Bramley is the Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine. A journalist by training, he has been covering space and astronomy since 2005 and has headed up the magazine's editorial team since 2011.
Hendrik Melin
Dr Henrik Melin is an STFC Webb Fellow at the University of Leicester, where he studies the atmospheres of the Solar System’s giant planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Having previously worked on the Cassini mission to Saturn, his particular research interest with the JWST is in analysing how spectacular displays of aurorae are created on the gas and ice giants.
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