August Regular Meeting - Online via Zoom

August 05, 2022, 6:30PM: August Regular Meeting - Online via Zoom

“Webb's First Look at the Universe”

With Aaron Clevenson

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Abstract –  The much anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, after creating a step change in space telescope technology, and several delays, was launched on December 25th, 2021.  After a long wait while the telescope transferred to its final orbit, unfolded itself and all of its systems and instruments were commissioned and tested, it finally has started to take science data.The first results look awsome!

We will take a look at the James Webb Telescope: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.  We will look at the work that went into getting the telescope to its observation location, what it has done so far, and where it may go from here.

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Our Speaker : Aaron Clevenson is a well known member of the astronomy community in Houston. Aaron is the Observatory Director at the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD.  He has held that position since the inception of the observatory in 2009.  He has also been an Astronomy Professor at Lone Star College – Montgomery where he taught Solar System and Stellar Astronomy classes for 17 years.  He is an Observing Program Director with the Astronomical League.  In this role he works with the Coordinators of the more than 70 Observing Programs, 5 of which he created.  Aaron is an officer and past president of the North Houston Astronomy Club.

To Register for Zoom Meeting: Our August General meeting will be live streamed via Zoom. If you wish to attend via Zoom you must register for the meeting. 

Please use the following link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlfuyspz8oHdwZng--4kRsLUfLOIzXVqUI

Please watch your email, as you should also receive an email inviting you attend. The email may include any up to date changes on meeting times etc. You may also register using the link in the email, however it is only necessary to register once.  

We'll have the online chat feature available to us during the talk, so that you can post your questions. During the Q&A period the moderator will take questions from the audience. We hope to see you online with us on Friday evening August 5th!

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