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CANCELLED: Making space telescopes happen
Date: Thursday, December 12th
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: CANCELLED Supernova Conference Room (5117),WIPAC offices at 222 West Washington Ave., Suite 500
Speaker: Max Mutchler
Abstract: The era of big space telescopes has led to unique institutional arrangements, data access, workforce needs, and public engagement which are redefining how astronomy is done, and who does it. This evolution is broadening ideas of what a career in astronomy can consist of, with largely untapped potential to make the field more welcoming and inclusive of historically under-represented demographics. This talk will describe activities and innovations at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), which manages the science programs for three of NASA's flagship astronomy missions (Hubble, Webb, and WFIRST) -- and which has deep roots at UW-Madison.
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