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Thursday, October 27 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Innovation - Why Do We Need Both Ground-Based and Space Telescopes?

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Astronomers have successfully launched the James Webb Space Telescope, while ground-based observatories like Keck on Maunakea and the VLT in Chile continue to operate, and even larger ones are planned or under construction. Three astronomers explore what these diverse observatories do, how they work together, and why astronomers need telescopes both on the ground and in space.

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Roy Gal

Dr. Roy Gal is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy, where heoversees their outreach program and media relations, teaches, and conducts research. He received hisBA in Astronomy from Columbia University and PhD from Caltech. His research focuses... Read More →

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Tom Greene

Tom Greene is an astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, where he conducts observationalstudies of young stars and exoplanets. Before joining NASA, he was a staff scientist at the LockheedMartin Advanced Technology Center, on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i, and... Read More →
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John O'Meara

John O’Meara is Deputy Director and Chief Scientist of the W.M. Keck Observatory. An experiencedresearch astrophysicist using ground and space-based facilities in UV, optical, and infrared observation,he is the primary scientific liaison between the Observatory and its scientific... Read More →

Thursday October 27, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST