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Frontiers of Astronomy: The Frontier From Space

Date: Thu. April 13th, 2017, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106

The Frontier From Space

Daniela Calzetti, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

In 2015 the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 25th anniversary. Hubble has produced a paradigm shift in how both astronomers and the general public understand the Universe, and it may be time to take stock of all the accomplishments of the many space missions undertaken by numerous agencies — ESA and NASA in particular — over the past 30 years. We will do this with an eye to set the stage for the next game‐changing space missions.

Daniela Calzetti is Professor of Astronomy at the Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before joining the University of Massachusetts in 2007, she was an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Over her career, she has worked extensively on the star formation properties and dust content and characteristics of nearby galaxies. She has used most space telescopes, including Hubble, Spitzer, and Herschel, covering all wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the far infrared. She has received several recognitions for her work, including the Blaauw Professorship of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands, 2013), the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Visitorship at the University of Cambridge (UK, 2014), the Samuel Conti Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts (USA, 2015‐2016), and the Tage Erlander Professorship of the Swedish Research Council (Sweden, 2016).

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