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"BWIS Lecture - Margaret Dominguez "From a Pig Farm to the Stars, my Journey to NASA""

Margaret Dominguez, NASA

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4:00 pm — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

From a Pig Farm to the Stars, my Journey to NASA

Margaret Dominguez has worked at NASA for over 12 years and during her stay there she has worked on the construction and measurements of different space telescopes, such as James Webb and Hubble.

She is currently working on the Roman Space Telescope, which will seek to study galaxies and dark energy. On board the Roman telescope there is a slitless spectrometer, which plays an important role in this study.

Dominguez has lead the testing efforts of the optical characteristics of different prototypes of the grism to demonstrate that the construction of the final flight grism is possible. She is currently building the flight version of the grism which will be launched into space in a few years.

During this talk, she will discuss her journey to get to NASA and her role in the construction of the grism as part of the Roman Telescope.

Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff

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