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Python and the James Webb Space Telescope

Episode #357, published Mon, Mar 21, 2022, recorded Wed, Feb 23, 2022

Telescopes have been fundamental in our understanding of our place in the universe. And when you think about images that have shaped our modern view of space, you probably think about Hubble. But just this year, the JWST or James Web Space Telescope, was launch. JWST will go far beyond what Hubble has discovered. And did you know Python is used extensively in the whole data pipeline of JWST? We have two great guests here to tell us about it: Megan Sosey and Mike Swam.

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Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope:
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