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Canada among the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope


Uploaded on April 1, 2022


Canada among the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope

2022-04-01 – Canadian scientists will be some of the first to use the James Webb Space Telescope to make new discoveries about the universe.

Thanks to the Canadian Space Agency's contribution to the mission, Canadian astronomers will have access to three types of observation programs:

• Early Release Science
• Guaranteed Time Observations
• General Observations (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)


Sarah Gallagher: We asked you what you wanted to know about the science of Webb.

David Saint-Jacques: And we’re here to answer your questions.

David Saint-Jacques: Hi, I’m David Saint-Jacques.

Sarah Gallagher: And I’m Sarah Gallagher.

David Saint-Jacques and Sarah Gallagher: And you are an astrophysicist!

David Saint-Jacques: Will observation time with Webb be open to many scientists, or is it more dedicated to specific questions?

Sarah Gallagher: Astronomers from all over the world can apply with different types of science programs to have some observing time with the James Webb Space Telescope.

Thanks to the contribution of ours to the telescope, as well as the excellent scientists we have in Canada, our astronomers are among the first to use Webb for their work.

In fact, several young scientists from Canada will be leading research programs, and I am so excited to see what they’re going to show us.

David Saint-Jacques: More questions will arise as Webb opens a new chapter in our understanding of the universe.

Sarah Gallagher: Join astronomers from across Canada and around the world on a thrilling journey of discovery.


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