Calendar

Oct
17
Tue
Inclusive Astronomy
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
19
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
26
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
27
Fri
Observatory Open House
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Your hosts for the October Open House at the Campus Observatory are Kristian Finlator, Sten Hasselquist, Rachel Marra, and Aleczander Herczeg.

The Calendar of Astronomical Events for October 2017

October Night Sky Chart.

Nov
2
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
9
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Public Talk: “Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope” – Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard)
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Talk: "Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope" - Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard) @ Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 194

Preparing to Explore the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Jane Rigby (NASA Goddard, Deputy Project Scientist for JWST)

Abstract: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to be launched in 2019, will revolutionize our view of the Universe.  As the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST will rewrite the textbooks and return gorgeous images and spectra of our universe.   In my talk, I will show how JWST will revolutionize our understanding of how galaxies and supermassive black holes formed in the first billion years after the Big Bang, and how they evolved over cosmic time.  I’ll describe how our international team is preparing for launch, how we decide what targets to observe, and how we are testing the telescope to be sure it will work in space.

More information about the telescope can be found at https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/.

 

 

Nov
16
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
17
Fri
Observatory Open House
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Observatory Open House

Your hosts for the November Campus Observatory Open House are Chris Churchill, Sean Sellers, Sam Schonfeld, and Sarah Kovac.

 

The Calendar of Astronomical Events for November 2017

November Night Sky Chart.

Nov
30
Thu
Inclusive Astronomy
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm