SURVEY: Survey Projects at GSFC
The Survey Group at Goddard Space Flight Center works with Hubble, Herschel and other space telescope data to investigate the formation and evolution of galaxies. Using some of the longest exposures taken with space telescopes, multi-wavelength datasets spanning the ultraviolet through the far-infrared, the group learns about the buildup of morphological structures, chemical elements and kinematics in galaxies over cosmic time. Looking forward to the future, the James Webb Space Telescope will extend these studies to the first stars and galaxies to form in the early universe.
Talks on the James Webb Space Telescope and Cosmology by Jonathan P. Gardner
general-public level talk entitled, "A scientific revolution: the Hubble,
Herschel and James Webb Space Telescopes.", download
this zip file. The file is
Mbytes. You will also need to get the deployment video from the JWST project
24 January 2010.
general-public level talk entitled, "Finding our Origins with the Hubble and
James Webb Space Telescope", download
Warning: the file is 220 Mbytes! There are a lot of embedded movies,
which you can see best if you display in "Slide Show" mode.
(no movies) [ppt],
general-public level talk entitled, "The Beginning and End of the Universe".
This is an overview of cosmology in two parts. Part 1 is the overview, part
2 focuses on Inflation and Dark Energy. This is in three files: Part 1 is
Gardner_TSA_071017_Talk1.zip, (100 MBytes). Part 2 begins with a movie,
BeyondEinstein.zip, (370 MBytes),
and then the talk is:
Gardner_TSA_071017_Talk2.zip (240 MBytes). These are WinZIP files, which
unpack into the PresentationCD PowerPoint format.
(no movies) [pptx],
College Undergraduate level
For a slightly
more advanced version of the above talk.
JWST_Overview_2005.zip. 105 Mbytes.
A more recent,
but shorter version at the undergraduate level.
Undergraduate.zip, 55 Mbytes.
Astronomer or Physicist level
professional-level JWST mission-overview talk download this file:JWST.zip [34 Mbytes]. This is a WinZIP archive, which includes the PowerPoint file and
embedded movies. You will also need the deployment video, from here.
A video showing
the deployment of JWST, followed by the mirror segment manufacturing [avi]
A photon's view
of the JWST NIRSpec Instrument [avi] (29
More information: http://jwst.gsfc.nasa.gov.