How to Run a Space Telescope

Friday 4th November, 7.30pm – ZOOM Meeting

Dr Neill Reid, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) was founded in the early 1980s to help astronomers worldwide get the most out of what then known as the “Large Space Telescope”.

The LST became Hubble, launched in 1990, had its vision corrected in 1994, and has been providing stunning images and science results ever since. STScI has supported Hubble throughout these 30+ years; it is playing the same role for the recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope; and it will take on a third great observatory when the Roman Space Telescope launches later this decade.

In this talk, Neill will cover a little of the history of Hubble and JWST, and on what it actually means to support observations with a space telescope. He will then give a brief look forward to Roman.