Highlights for 12/16/09

star cluster
star cluster

Tom Greene (Astrophysics Branch)

Tom Roellig and Tom Greene attended a meeting of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam) science team in Palo Alto, CA on December 14 and 15. NIRCam is gearing up for testing its engineering unit in Palo Alto. Both are also working on defining NIRCam guaranteed time observations of extragalactic objects, young stars, and extrasolar planets.

Ted Roush (Planetary Systems Branch)

A book review of Astronomia Nova by Johannes Kepler in 1609 written by Jack Lissauer was published in Nature magazine last week.