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Winter Speaker Series 2023: Monica Young
January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$20
The Art & Science of James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope is a feat of engineering and a long-awaited stride forward in many areas of astronomy. Communicating these advances to the public might seem easy when the space telescope is sending down awe-inspiring images of newborn stars, tenuous dust, and distant galaxies nearly every day. But these images are not showing visible light — they’re taken at infrared wavelengths — and there are many decisions made behind the scenes in order to convey the data in a meaningful way. We will take a deep dive into some of the beautiful images and other data coming from Webb to learn about the birth of new stars today and the dawn of galaxies long ago.
The lecture will be held in person at the Museum and virtually on Zoom, and will be followed by audience Q&A and tea reception.