General Meeting - Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Description: Dr. Green with Ames Research Center will be presenting a discussion on the James Webb Telescope.
Dr. Thomas Greene is an astrophysicist in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division at NASA's Ames
Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. He conducts observational studies of exoplanets and young
stars and develops astronomical instrumentation and missions. Dr. Greene is a co-investigator on the
Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid0Infrared Instrument (MIR)I science instruments of the James
Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and serves on the JWST Users Committee. While at NASA Ames he has
served as the Director of the Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies, Project Scientist of the Stratospheric
Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) mission, and the Chief of the Astrophysics Branch.
Before joining NASA, he worked at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center on NASA
astrophysics missions. Prior to that, Dr. Greene was on the faculty of the University of Hawaii where he
was a support astronomer and later Director of the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF). He received
his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. Dr. Greene currently co-chairs the US National
Academies of Sciences' Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
Location: Virtual Meeting via ZOOM at 7:30PM:

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