Take a deep dive into space
Cameron Seidl, an engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center will present a lecture on the James Webb Telescope on March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
The lecture is part of our Reinhold and Margaret Kader Memorial Astronomy Lecture Series.
Not only were the engineering challenges of created the Webb Telescope far beyond that of the Hubble Space Telescope, but its location in space also precludes any chance at a service mission. As the largest optical telescope in space, the Webb Telescope’s high resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too old, distant or faint for the Hubble Telescope.
This will enable investigations across many fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars, the formation of the first galaxies and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.
The event is free, but tickets are required.
The lecture will take place at the Kleist Center for Art & Drama, located at 95 East Bagley Road in Berea.
Questions? Please contact Gary Kader, observatory director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 440.826.2312.
(Photo courtesy of NASA, ESA, CSA and STScl)