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Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series: “The Frontier From Space”

The 2016-2017 Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series continues today (April 13) from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Daniela Calzetti, professor of astronomy at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, will present “The Frontier From Space.”

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—European Space Agency and NASA in particular—over the past 30 years. Calzetti will do this with an eye to set the stage for the next game‐changing space missions.

Before joining the University of Massachusetts in 2007, Calzetti 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.

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