The people in charge of managing space telescopes are already planning for the follow-up to JWST: The Carl Sagan Observatory. The plan is to design it so it will be able to detect candidate Exo-Earths!
00:00 - Introduction: JWST planning started before Hubble was launched
01:09 - The Carl Sagan Observatory: “Are we alone?”
01:31 - JWST’s design choices and limitations
04:33 - Why “we’re going to need a bigger boat”
05:17 - Simulation of what an exoplanet system would look like to the Sagan Observatory
08:00 - How many exo-Earths the Sagan Observatory is predicted to find
08:47 - The improvement to galaxy evolution studies
09:42 - Launch date is planned for 2034 - why so soon?
11:23 - JWST & the TRAPPIST-1 system while we wait
12:47 - Outro tribute to Carl Sagan
13:22 - Brilliant
14:28 - Bloopers