Zoom Presentation: Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope—A virtual discussion about the nature and purpose of NASA’s next flagship-class space observatory, Cosponsored by the Hamptons Observatory: Adults/Teens/Children 8+
Program Presenter: Neil Zimmerman, NASA
Did you know that NASA has already started building another flagship-class observatory, next in queue to go up after the James Webb Space Telescope? Neil Zimmerman is privileged to work on a team of scientists overseeing the development of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, a 2.4-meter telescope slated for launch in 5 years. The Roman Space Telescope is a wide-field astrophysics survey machine, optimized to make precise measurements of the expansion history of the universe and to carry out a galactic planet “census.” Neil will present Roman’s transformative observational capabilities and show how it fits in with other powerful optical/infrared telescopes that will see first light in the 2020s. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is named in honor of NASA’s first chief astronomer. This is a free program.
Bio: Neil Zimmerman grew up on Long Island and became interested in amateur
astronomy at a young age. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy at Columbia University in 2011. He is currently a staff scientist in the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Hamptons Observatory and SOFO extends their appreciation to Dr. Zimmerman for generously taking the time to share his expertise.
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