KU Researcher Helping Unravel James Webb Space Telescope Wonders
The James Webb Space Telescope was launched on Christmas Day of 2021 and successfully deployed earlier this year. Maybe you've seen some of the strikingly beautiful images it's been sending back to Earth. But how is this telescope different from previous ones? Dr. Allison Kirkpatrick is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, and a specialist in observational astronomy. She and her team are among a select group working on the mountains of data the James Webb telescope is transmitting. She took a break to give KPR's Laura Lorson a quick overview.
Allison Kirkpatrick is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas. She was speaking with KPR's Laura Lorson. To find more information and view photos from the James Webb Space Telescope, visit the NASA website and the Webb Space Telescope Gallery. For more details on Dr. Kirkpatrick's research, visit the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey website.