Our biggest eye in space: Silvia Scheithauer

Video June 28, 2023
© Rowan Moorkens O'Reilly / MPIA

In order to work in outer space, the various instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope had to undergo a series of rigorous tests. Among these instruments is the MIRI, with its filter wheel built and tested by MPIA staff, including Dr. Silvia Scheithauer of the Instrumentation Team. In this video, Silvia discusses the challenges encountered during the space qualification process.

The video was created for the exhibition “Our Biggest Eye in Space” and is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Science Year 2023 “Our Universe”.

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