The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has heralded a new era of astronomical discovery. Astronomers will see the very first stars and galaxies formed in the universe, detect molecules in the atmospheres of planets around other stars, reveal supernova explosions in unprecedented detail, and much more. Charles Law, a 5th-year PhD student an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Harvard University and the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, will provide some historical context to how JWST was conceived, designed, and built. He will also discuss what we have already learned from the first science images taken by JWST.
The Lunch + Learn lecture begins at 12:15 PM. No outside food is allowed but you are welcome to buy lunch in the Café and bring it into the lecture, or just come hear the lecture. All Lunch + Learns are FREE for members and included in regular admission for non-members. Presentations are recommended for ages 8 and up, unless otherwise indicated.
From fossils to stars, Lunch and Learn features a wide variety of topics.