Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Speaker Meeting

Hubble - Distant Galaxies and the James Webb Space Telescope
Friday 15th May 2020
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Steven Wilkins

Steven's research predominantly concerns understanding the process of galaxy formation and evolution especially in the early Universe. He uses both observations (e.g. from Hubble, Spitzer, and ALMA) and galaxy formation simulations. Since beginning his PhD he has been active in various public engagement activities and he is currently an STFC Leadership in Public Engagement Fellow. Much of his public engagement work has focussed on the upcoming joint NASA, ESA, and Canadian Space Agency Webb Telescope. In 2018 he led an exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and he has given talks (mostly about Webb) to a wide variety of audiences. He has also spent a lot of time promoting astronomy and space Science to underrepresented groups. Most recently he established the Guide Stars programme to engage members of the Guiding community with astronomy and space science.

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