The James Webb Space Telescope

The 'Insane Engineering' required to visit the Cosmic Dawn !

Webb will directly observe a part of space and time never seen before. JWT will gaze into the epoch when the very first stars and galaxies formed, over 13.5 billion years ago. Ultraviolet and visible light emitted by the very first luminous objects has been stretched or “redshifted” by the universe’s continual expansion and arrives today as infrared light. Webb is designed to “see” this infrared light with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity. 

Webb will be a powerful tool for studying the nearby universe. Scientists intend to use Webb to study planets and other bodies in our solar system to determine their origin and evolution and compare them with exoplanets, planets that orbit other stars. Webb will also observe exoplanets located in their stars’ habitable zones, the regions where a planet could harbour liquid water on its surface, and can determine if and where signatures of habitability may be present. Using a technique called transmission spectroscopy, the observatory will examine starlight filtered through planetary atmospheres to learn about their chemical compositions.

This will be a HYBRID event, being presented in person at the University of Surrey, and ONLINE.

  • Research and Innovation
  • Vision and Imaging
  • Space

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


26 May 2022

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 05/26/2022 19:30 05/26/2022 20:30 The James Webb Space Telescope The James Webb Space Telescope’s revolutionary technology will study every phase of cosmic history—from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe. Webb’s infrared telescope will explore a wide range of science questions to help us understand the origins of the universe and our place in it.


Surrey Local Network

Registration Information

Guildford (in person) - https://localevents.theietorg/520f66


Online webinar           - https://localevents.theietorg/541665

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Charles Dixon

Charles Dixon



University of Surrey & Online

Stag Hill, Guildford
United Kingdom