Dr. James Bullock on the Webb Telescope

August 10, 2023  • Aspen Community Programs

Featuring Dr. James Bullock, Dean of the School of Physical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bullock discusses the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever created. Built over a 20-year period at a cost of $10 billion, the Webb Telescope provides humanity with a remarkable glimpse into what the universe looked like more than 13 billion years ago. The Webb Telescope is designed to look deeper into space to see the earliest stars and galaxies that formed and to look deep into nearby dust clouds to study the formation of stars and planets. By revealing insights into the origin of our universe, the telescope serves as a fascinating “time machine” that allows us to piece together our history. Having recently served as chair of the James Webb Telescope Users Committee, Dr. Bullock is one of the foremost experts on the operations of the telescope and will provide unique insight into the groundbreaking research that is being collected on this mission.