"Increasing the Awesome: NASA's Next Huge Space Telescope, Part 2," by Amber Straughn
Just when you thought that we couldn't get any better than Hubble, NASA goes and builds a telescope 100 times more powerful. Amber will update us on progress building the amazing James Webb Space Telescope here on earth and the science we'll do with it once it's in space (2018!). Some highlights: the first galaxies to form after the Big Bang and atmospheres of alien planets.
Amber Straughn is an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. When she's not gazing longingly at the heavens (or throwing things at her computer in attempts to get code to run), Amber enjoys cooking, yoga, and flying airplanes....though not all three at once.