THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE              A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
JAMES WEBB        Webb was formerly known as         the “Next Generation SpaceTelescope” (NGST); it was renamed in       ...
WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION     National Aeronautics and      Space Administration
WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION                                +     National Aeronautics and       European Space ...
WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION                                +                    +     National Aeronautics and ...
WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION                                            +                                  +    ...
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE                                 Infrared
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE                                 Infrared                                 6.5               ...
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE                                      Infrared                          Hubble’s            ...
THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE                                      Infrared                          Hubble’s            ...
HOW BIG IS WEBB?           HUBBLE
HOW BIG IS WEBB?           HUBBLE           TRACTOR-           TRAILER
HOW BIG IS WEBB?           HUBBLE     WEBB           TRACTOR-           TRAILER
HOW BIG IS WEBB?           HUBBLE     WEBB           TRACTOR-                      BOEING 737           TRAILER
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak s...
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak s...
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak s...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB          1 Near InfraRed Camera      (NIRCam)
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB          1                         2 Near InfraRed Camera   Near InfraRed Spectrogra...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB          1                         2                          3 Near InfraRed Camera...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB          1                         2                          3                     ...
INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM)
INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM)                  The ISM contains               the four instruments
INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM)                  The ISM contains               the four instruments
INFRARED RANGE      Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic     ...
INFRARED RANGE                      Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the elec...
INFRARED RANGE                      Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the elec...
INFRARED RANGE                      Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the elec...
INFRARED RANGE                                                                   FGS/NIRISS                               ...
INFRARED RANGE                                            NIRSpec & NIRCam                                                ...
INFRARED RANGE                                            NIRSpec & NIRCam                                                ...
INFRARED RANGENear IRReveals:  • cooler red stars                                            NIRSpec & NIRCam    (dust is ...
INFRARED RANGENear IRReveals:  • cooler red stars                                              NIRSpec & NIRCam    (dust i...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES:  FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES:  FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION   2   THE ASSEMBLY                      ...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES:  FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION   2   THE ASSEMBLY                      ...
FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES:  FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION   2   THE ASSEMBLY                      ...
THE LAUNCH
THE LAUNCH  Arianespaces ELA-3  launch complex  near Kourou, French Guiana
THE LAUNCH  Arianespaces ELA-3  launch complex  near Kourou, French Guiana
THE LAUNCH  Arianespaces ELA-3  launch complex  near Kourou, French Guiana
THE LAUNCH  Arianespaces ELA-3  launch complex  near Kourou, French Guiana
THE LAUNCH  Arianespaces ELA-3  launch complex  near Kourou, French Guiana
WEBB’S ORBIT                                                      • Webb must be very cold                                ...
WEBB’S ORBIT                   L4                                                      • Webb must be very cold           ...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?     BIG    BANG           0               AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?     BIG    BANG                   COSMIC                 MICROWAVE                BACK...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?                          DARK AGES     BIG    BANG                   COSMIC           ...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?                          DARK AGES     BIG    BANG                   COSMIC           ...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?                          DARK AGES     BIG    BANG                   COSMIC           ...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?                                                                                       ...
HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE?                                                                                       ...
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE                              HTTP://WWW.JWST.NASA.GOV/INDEX.HTML
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The James Webb telescope is the largest telescope ever built and should yield significant information for science.

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  • Please correct the time given in slide 55 for the JWST. The correct time should be 300 million years since the big bang or 13.4 billion years ago.
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  1. 1. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
  2. 2. JAMES WEBB Webb was formerly known as the “Next Generation SpaceTelescope” (NGST); it was renamed in Sept 2002 after a former NASA administrator, James Webb.
  3. 3. WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. 4. WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION + National Aeronautics and European Space Space Administration Agency
  5. 5. WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION + + National Aeronautics and European Space Canadian Space Space Administration Agency Agency
  6. 6. WEBB IS AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION + + National Aeronautics and European Space Canadian Space Space Administration Agency Agency Managing The Main Industrial Operates Webb Development Effort Partner After Launch
  7. 7. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
  8. 8. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Infrared
  9. 9. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Infrared 6.5 meter primary mirror
  10. 10. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Infrared Hubble’s primary mirror 6.5 meter primary mirror
  11. 11. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Infrared Hubble’s primary mirror 6.5 meter primary mirror 2018 launch date
  12. 12. HOW BIG IS WEBB? HUBBLE
  13. 13. HOW BIG IS WEBB? HUBBLE TRACTOR- TRAILER
  14. 14. HOW BIG IS WEBB? HUBBLE WEBB TRACTOR- TRAILER
  15. 15. HOW BIG IS WEBB? HUBBLE WEBB TRACTOR- BOEING 737 TRAILER
  16. 16. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror
  17. 17. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics
  18. 18. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak signals
  19. 19. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak signals Microshutters
  20. 20. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Folding, segmented primary mirror Ultra-lightweight beryllium optics Detection of extremely weak signals Microshutters Cryocooler
  21. 21. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB 1 Near InfraRed Camera (NIRCam)
  22. 22. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB 1 2 Near InfraRed Camera Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRCam) (NIRSpec)
  23. 23. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB 1 2 3 Near InfraRed Camera Near InfraRed Spectrograph Mid-InfraRed Instrument (NIRCam) (NIRSpec) (MIRI)
  24. 24. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE INSTRUMENTS ON WEBB 1 2 3 4 Near InfraRed Camera Near InfraRed Spectrograph Mid-InfraRed Instrument Fine Guidance Sensor/ (NIRCam) (NIRSpec) (MIRI) Near InfraRed Imager & Slitless Spectrograph (FGS-NIRISS)
  25. 25. INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM)
  26. 26. INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM) The ISM contains the four instruments
  27. 27. INTEGRATED SCIENCE INSTRUMENT MODULE (ISM) The ISM contains the four instruments
  28. 28. INFRARED RANGE Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range. It will be sensitive to light from 0.6 (orange) to 28 micrometers (µm) in wavelength.
  29. 29. INFRARED RANGE Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range. It will be sensitive to light from 0.6 (orange) to 28 micrometers (µm) in wavelength. Gamma Rays X-Rays UV Rays Visible Light Infrared Microwave Radio waves Wavelength in 10-5 0.2 0.4 0.75 1,000 microns (µm)
  30. 30. INFRARED RANGE Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range. It will be sensitive to light from 0.6 (orange) to 28 micrometers (µm) in wavelength. Gamma Rays X-Rays UV Rays Visible Light Infrared Microwave Radio waves Wavelength in 10-5 0.2 0.4 0.75 1,000 microns (µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm)
  31. 31. INFRARED RANGE Webbs instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range. It will be sensitive to light from 0.6 (orange) to 28 micrometers (µm) in wavelength. Gamma Rays X-Rays UV Rays Visible Light Infrared Microwave Radio waves Wavelength in 10-5 0.2 0.4 0.75 1,000 microns (µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  32. 32. INFRARED RANGE FGS/NIRISS (0.8 to 5.0 µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  33. 33. INFRARED RANGE NIRSpec & NIRCam (0.6 to 5 µm) FGS/NIRISS (0.8 to 5.0 µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  34. 34. INFRARED RANGE NIRSpec & NIRCam (0.6 to 5 µm) FGS/NIRISS MIRI (0.8 to 5.0 µm) (5 to 28 µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  35. 35. INFRARED RANGENear IRReveals: • cooler red stars NIRSpec & NIRCam (dust is transparent) (0.6 to 5 µm) FGS/NIRISS MIRI (0.8 to 5.0 µm) (5 to 28 µm) Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  36. 36. INFRARED RANGENear IRReveals: • cooler red stars NIRSpec & NIRCam (dust is transparent) (0.6 to 5 µm)Mid IRReveals: FGS/NIRISS MIRI • planets, comets, and asteroids (0.8 to 5.0 µm) (5 to 28 µm) • dust warmed by starlight • protoplanetary disks Visible Light Near Infrared Mid Infrared Far Infrared Rays Wavelength in 0.6 0.75 1.5 4 1,000 microns (µm) Infrared Sensitivity of Webb’s Instruments 0.6 µm 28 µm
  37. 37. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES: FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION
  38. 38. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES: FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION 2 THE ASSEMBLY OF GALAXIES
  39. 39. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES: FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION 2 THE ASSEMBLY OF GALAXIES 3 THE BIRTH OF STARS AND PROTOPLANETARY SYSTEMS
  40. 40. FOUR MAIN SCIENCE THEMES1 THE END OF THE DARK AGES: FIRST LIGHT AND REIONIZATION 2 THE ASSEMBLY OF GALAXIES 3 THE BIRTH OF STARS AND PROTOPLANETARY SYSTEMS 4 PLANETARY SYSTEMS AND THE ORIGINS OF LIFE
  41. 41. THE LAUNCH
  42. 42. THE LAUNCH Arianespaces ELA-3 launch complex near Kourou, French Guiana
  43. 43. THE LAUNCH Arianespaces ELA-3 launch complex near Kourou, French Guiana
  44. 44. THE LAUNCH Arianespaces ELA-3 launch complex near Kourou, French Guiana
  45. 45. THE LAUNCH Arianespaces ELA-3 launch complex near Kourou, French Guiana
  46. 46. THE LAUNCH Arianespaces ELA-3 launch complex near Kourou, French Guiana
  47. 47. WEBB’S ORBIT • Webb must be very cold • Shielded from the heat of the Sun AND the Earth • Solution: L2 (Lagrange point) L2 150 million km 1.5 million km
  48. 48. WEBB’S ORBIT L4 • Webb must be very cold • Shielded from the heat of the Sun AND the Earth • Solution: L2 (Lagrange point) L2 L1L3 THE L2 LAGRANGE POINT 150 million km 1.5 million km Lagrange Points provide a stable configuration in which three bodies can orbit each other yet stay in the same position relative to each other. L5
  49. 49. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? BIG BANG 0 AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  50. 50. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? BIG BANG COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND 0 .0004 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  51. 51. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? DARK AGES BIG BANG COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND FIRST STARS 0 .0004 .3 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  52. 52. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? DARK AGES BIG BANG COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND FIRST STARS FIRST GALAXIES 0 .0004 .3 1 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  53. 53. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? DARK AGES BIG BANG COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND FIRST STARS FIRST GALAXIES MODERN UNIVERSE 0 .0004 .3 1 13.7 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  54. 54. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? HST GOODS / DARK AGES CHANDRA DEPP FIELD BIG BANG COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND FIRST STARS FIRST GALAXIES MODERN UNIVERSE 0 .0004 .3 1 13.7 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  55. 55. HOW FAR BACK IN TIME WILL WEBB SEE? HST GOODS / DARK AGES CHANDRA DEPP FIELD BIG BANG JWST (300,000,000 billion yrs) COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND FIRST STARS FIRST GALAXIES MODERN UNIVERSE 0 .0004 .3 1 13.7 (~400,000 yrs) AGE OF THE UNIVERSE (billions of years)
  56. 56. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE HTTP://WWW.JWST.NASA.GOV/INDEX.HTML
  57. 57. www.stinsondesign.com@stinsondesign1.888.960.9851info@stinsondesign.com
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