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Christa Sterling

March 1st, 2023

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was launched on Christmas 2021, several years late but to much fanfare. Over a year later, we are right to ask whether the mission has lived up to the hype. The answer is a resounding YES! Join us on a journey of discovery through space and time as we celebrate how JWST has changed our view of the universe in such a short period of time.

Dr. Larsen is a proud graduate of CCSU, having been a member of the first class of students in the university Honors Program. She currently serves as Director of the Honors Program.

BA – Physics, CCSU, 1985
MS – Physics, UCONN, 1987
PhD – Physics, UCONN, 1990

Dr. Larsen specializes in issues related to science and society, including the history of women in science, misconceptions and pseudoscience, and the uses and misuses of science in pop culture. She is heavily involved in science outreach and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Springfield (Vermont) Telescope Makers and the American Association of Variable Star Observers. She is also the editor of the Astronomical League’s Reflector magazine.

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