Physics & Astronomy Seminar: Observations of Planet Formation and the James Webb Space Telescope

Colette Salyk, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College, will present the standard fairy tale story for how planets form.  Then, she will explain (at least some of the reasons) why this story is incomplete and why it’s essential to make real measurements of planet formation processes.  She’ll describe how her favorite technique, molecular spectroscopy, can be used to make measurements of where, how, and under what conditions, planets actually form and also tell about the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope, and how this revolutionary telescope is going to radically improve our ability to understand the chemistry of planet formation. (Image credit: NASA/ESA/MPIA)

Tuesday, March 10 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

Ho Science Center, 101
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

Topic

Academics, Natural Sciences Mathematics

Event Format

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.

Group
Physics & Astronomy Department
Contact E-mail

djanney@colgate.edu

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