Images of Our Universe─The James Webb Space Telescope, with the Hamptons Observatory: This program is for adults, teens, and children ages 8 and older. This is a free program.
Program Leader: William Francis Taylor, Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator
Photo credit – nasa.gov
Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built – the premier observatory of the next decade. This international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, successfully launched on December 25, 2021. Webb was designed to provide a new view of the cosmos and push the field of astronomy into a new era. The telescope will observe the universe in the infrared, peering inside dust clouds to study light from distant parts of the universe for the very first time – the first galaxies that formed about 13.5 billion years ago – and give us insight into how our universe formed. It will also explore distant worlds in other solar systems, as well as objects in our own solar system. Webb will extend the scientific discoveries of other NASA missions like the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. People of all ages and backgrounds will find inspiration in the Webb mission, which will fundamentally change our understanding of the universe for this generation and many to come. In this free, virtual lecture, Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, will show and describe the amazing images taken by the JWST. William has been a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2014, lecturing about the universe around us and sharing his love of the heavens by giving guided tours of the sky through telescopes. He is a life-long East End resident.
Registration Link: https://Webb-Talk.eventbrite.com