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The James Webb Space Telescope and Beyond

Presented by Glen Nagle from the NASA’s Deep Space Network station in Canberra, Monday 4th July, 6:30pm - on Zoom

Glen Nagle will share an update on the James Webb Space Telescope and the science that it will deliver:

“Webb is literally a game-changer in the way we will ‘see’ the universe, from its earliest beginnings as the galaxies formed, to the way that new planetary systems are forming today. It could unlock the story of life in space.”

Glen will also touch on the flotilla of robotic missions that the Canberra facility has contact with every day, and the future of deep space communications.


Glen Nagle is a science communicator working at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC), which is a part of NASA’s Deep Space Network. Apart from his present position with CSIRO, he has also worked at the CSIRO’s Parkes Radio Telescope, and the Australia Telescope Compact Array.

Glen's professional career has spanned over 40 years. He has worked with both public and professional organisations to promote the international and domestic development of space science related services and technology. He is a regular speaker on radio and television programs and is credited for hosting his own weekly program on ABC TV for three years (100 episodes) called ‘Skywatch’.

Glen is also a keen writer and graphic designer and has had articles and artworks appear in several books, magazines and scientific journals:

“I was born in 1961 at a time when humans were first going into space. Every kid of my generation wanted to be an astronaut or rocket scientist. I didn’t have the chance to do that, but I love talking about it, so perhaps others can do so in my place.”

The keynote talk is preceded by Members presentations. Monty Leventhal OAM will present his solar observations.

The Keynote usually starts around 7pm.

How to join in this live talk? Members will be sent a Zoom Link.

Not a Member? Email: 24 hours prior with your name and a contact phone number.



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