2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Extreme Science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Sunday, March 13
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Paramount 2-3
310 E 5th ST


NASA has always pushed boundaries in big science and big technology. Right now, NASA (partnering with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency) is building, assembling, and testing the largest telescope to ever be launched into space: the James Webb Space Telescope. As the scientific successor to the beloved Hubble Space Telescope, JWST will explore uncharted territories in the first epoch of galaxy formation--a part of our Universe never seen before. JWST will also have the amazing capability to study exoplanet atmospheres in unprecedented detail. This is possible due to innovative technologies that push the boundaries of what is capable for spacecraft.

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Amber Straughn at SXSW

Amber Straughn


NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Amber Straughn is an Astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and serves as the Deputy Project Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope Science Communications.


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Blake Bullock at SXSW

Blake Bullock

Civil Air & Space Dir for Business & Advanced Systems Dev

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Blake Bullock is the James Webb Space Telescope Campaign Lead for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA. In this role, she is responsible for supporting scientific and technical ...

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Joel Green at SXSW

Joel Green

Project Scientist

Space Telescope Science Institute

Dr. Joel Green is an astrophysicist and Project Scientist in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute, who are in command of the Hubble and upcoming James Webb Space T...

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Sarah Kendrew at SXSW

Sarah Kendrew


European Space Agency

Dr Sarah Kendrew is a Belgian/British Astronomer and Instrument Scientist working for the European Space Agency in Baltimore, MD on instrumentation for the James Webb Space Telescope. She has worke...

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