Save the Date: The First James Webb Space Telescope Images and Spectroscopic Data will be released on 12th July 2022

The James Webb Telescope – the most sophisticated space telescope to date – was launched last Christmas, and has now acquired its first images and spectra. 

Save the date for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Early Release Observations (ERO) event on July 12th, 2022.

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern has been selected as the Swiss node in the worldwide network of institutions for celebrating and broadcasting to the public the unveiling of the first images and spectra. These images and spectra will be presented to the global community and public for the very first time during this event.

You are kindly invited to join us using our Game Changer Seminar platform (Zoominar) starting on Tuesday, July 12th at 15:00h CEST, 9:00h EDT. 

Details of the NASA/ESA/CSA broadcast are still not open but our part of the event has been fixed thanks to our invited speakers. 

Agenda
15:00  Welcome from Tilman Spohn (ISSI) & Valerie Koller (Swiss Space Office)
15:10  Main talks from Swiss Scientists 
JWST and the Swiss Contribution to the Mid Infrared Instrument – Adrian Glauser (ETH Zurich)
From Dark to Light: The First Generations of Galaxies – Pascal Oesch & Anne Verhamme (University of Geneva)
Making the Building Blocks of Life in Interstellar Ices – Beatrice Kulterer (University of Bern)
16:10 Presentation of the 1st images from JWST
What to Expect from the Early-Release Observations – Antonella Nota (STScI)
16:30  Start of the NASA/ESA/CSA ERO live broadcast

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the seminar on the occasion!