July 12, 2022 Zimmerman/Bartholomew podcast

I did a short twelve minute segment with Bill Bartholomew on the radio in Rhode Island yesterday, which I have embedded below. The subject was the James Webb Space Telescope. While discussing the scientific importance of its images, Bill also allowed me to explain why overall the $10 billion cost and twenty-year development of this telescope was a mistake, and that had the money been better used — building many smaller space telescopes — astronomy would have likely learned much more sooner.

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On the radio

I forgot to post this earlier, but I am doing the Space Show tonight, beginning at 7 pm (Pacific). The info is in the right column or on the bottom of the page, depending on the device you use to read this.

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