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GEORGE ELLERY HALE
GEORGE ELLERY HALE
USA (1868 - 1938)
George Ellery Hale was an American solar astronomer, born in Chicago. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1889-90), and at Berlin (1893-94). As an undergraduate at MIT, he invented the spectroheliograph, with which he made his discoveries of the solar vortices and magnetic fields of sun spots.
 

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Kathryn Flanagan

Bruno Rossi: My astronomical hero
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I have to say that many of us in astronomy were begotten by mentors.

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Kathryn Flanagan

Asking the fundamental questions in astronomy
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I truthfully think that the questions that drive us to build a great observatory such as the James Webb Space Telescope, are the fundamental questions that you ask yourself when you sit on a hillside and look into the sky.

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Kathryn Flanagan

Galileo and the JWST
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I’d like to think that we’d be smart enough to hire Galileo into the project and I’m almost positive that Galileo would be smart enough to join the team.

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Kathryn Flanagan

IYA greeting
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I would like to say, to those of you who have great dreams, write them down because I think you will meet them. I think they will be greeting you in 10 or 20 years.

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Kathryn Flanagan

An introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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Kathryn Flanagan

The great space observatories
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, or Webb, is one of the series of great observatories. These are observatories designed to look deeply into the universe at different wave bands or wavelengths.

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Kathryn Flanagan

Why I became an astronomer
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The real reason I’m an astronomer is that I haven’t figured out what I really, really want to narrow down my life to do, so I figure if I have a job that allows me to have the entire universe to play with, I really can’t complain, right?

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Kathryn Flanagan

Women in astronomy
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

We have had women astronomers for well over a hundred years, certainly contributing, but the big issue is they haven’t always gotten credit for their contributions, right? And truthfully it is a little bit easier to lead from the front than it is to lead from behind.

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Wendy Freedman

The 100-inch Hale telescope
Wendy Freedman - Carnegie Observatories

This is a telescope that revolutionized the world, literally. Completely changed our perception of the world that we live in.

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Wendy Freedman

The accelerated universe and dark energy
Wendy Freedman - Carnegie Observatories

We’re living in a particularly exciting time now in cosmology. Not only do we have a universe that is expanding, as Hubble had discovered, but the expansion appears to be speeding up – it’s accelerating.

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