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The James Webb Space Telescope – Exploration Beyond the Mighty Hubble

  • Dec 13, 2012 · 5:30 PM
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December 13th, 2012 - AIAA Dinner Meeting


Dr. Rolf Danner

Astronomer and Senior Scientist, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems


"The James Webb Space Telescope –

Exploration Beyond the Mighty Hubble"



Dr. Rolf Danner, astronomer and senior scientists at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, will lay out how NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will reach beyond the accomplishments of the Hubble Space Telescope. Come and hear how the science goals of JWST have led to an observatory design never before launched in space. Understand how all elements of the revolutionary architecture will allow astronomers to peer back further into the beginning of the universe than ever. See an in depth overview of the latest technical progress and a preview of what is left to be done before launch in 2018.

Dr. Rolf Danner is a senior scientist in Science and Weather Systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. At Northrop Grumman, Rolf’s focus is on developing astrophysics missions and related technology. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, he was a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and taught introductory astronomy at the University of Southern California. Rolf holds a PhD in experimental Physics from the Technical University Munich in Germany. He pursued undergraduate and graduate research at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, at the California Institute of Technology and at observatories throughout the United States. Rolf is the author of numerous scientific research as well as popular science articles on neutron stars, X-ray astronomy, optical interferometry as well as mission and instrument design.



5:30 p.m. - Event Check-In with Networking/Social Hour

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

7:15 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A

Buffet Meal with Choices of Carne Asada, Tilapia Fish, or Vegetarian Lasagna


Free Car Parking


Registration Fees:

AIAA Members $30

Regular $40

Students $20

Presentation Only $15

Note: a price increase of $5 applies after Thursday, December 6th, 2:30 pm.



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