American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Wed, 01/05/2022 - 21:01

The local Cape Cod Astronomical Association is sponsoring a talk on the telescope.   They asked me to send out the word to whom might be interested.


January 2022 Speaker


Mr. Charles Law, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics



A New View on the Universe: the James Webb Space Telescope



The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will herald a new era of astronomical discovery. Astronomers will see the very first galaxies and stars formed in the universe, detect molecules in the atmospheres of planets around other stars, reveal supernovae explosions in unprecedented detail, and much more. In this talk, I will provide some historical context to how JWST was conceived, designed, and built, and what exactly makes it so uniquely powerful for modern astronomy. I will outline a few of the major science goals that JWST will address in the coming years, with a particular focus on what JWST will be able to tell us about the chemistry of planet formation and what we will soon learn about how our own solar system came to be and the origins of life as we know it.



James Lynch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CCAS Zoom Meeting JWST Lecture

Time: Jan 6, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 880 9589 6141

Passcode: 415255