Episode 109: How Does the James Webb Space Telescope See?

Meet the Expert: Joe DePasquale, Senior Data Imaging Developer


Joe DePasquale Currently, Joe is the senior Data Imaging Developer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Joe. Prior to joining STScI in March of 2017, I he was the Science Imager for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. If you’ve ever seen a space image with X-ray data in it, you’ve probably seen Joe’s work. He has always been fascinated by the immensity and complexity of the universe and our search for meaning within it.

Having a background in both art and science has given Joe a unique skill set. He uses art and aesthetics to prepare astronomical data for the creation of press-quality imagery in support of STScI’s outreach activities. Check out some of Joe’s amazing images on his website: www.jdepasquale.com




Go to NASA’s website here NASA’S ASTROPHOTO CHALLENGES  and see if you can process an image from space!!

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Beyond book by Miranda Paul


Highlighted book for this episode! 

Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space
by Miranda Paul (Author), Sija Hong (Illustrator)







Book List: 

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco

The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe by Terence Dickinson and Tracy Read

Exoplanets by Seymour Simon

Exploring Exoplanets by Deborah Kops



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