Webb is Ready to Launch!
JWST successfully launched on 25 December, 2021. This webinar was recorded on 7 December 2021 and hosted by Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Editor-in-Chief Mark Clampin (NASA).
The webinar participants presented an overview of the telescope itself and the instruments aboard, followed by a lively discussion among the panelists.
Mark Clampin, Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA
Michael McElwain, JWST Observatory Project Scientist (JWST overview)
Marcia Rieke, Regents' Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona [Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCAM)]
Maurice te Plate, Systems Engineer at the European Space Agency [Near-Infrared Spectrograph and Mid-Infrared Instrument (NIRSPEC/MIRI)]
René Doyon, Director of the Institute for Research on Exoplanets, Université de Montréal [Near-Infrared Imager and Stiltless Spectograph and Fine-Guidance Sensor (NIRISS/FGS)]