REINHOLD AND MARGARET KADER MEMORIAL ASTRONOMY LECTURE & BURRELL MEMORIAL OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE
The James Webb Telescope
Jeffrey Woytach, NASA Engineer
Friday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Jeffrey Woytach, an Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, will present a lecture on the James Webb Telescope. Not only were the engineering challenges far beyond that of Hubble, but its location in space also precludes any chance at a service mission. As the largest optical telescope in space, its high resolution and sensitivity allow it to view objects too old, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. This will enable investigations across many fields of astronomy and cosmology, such as observation of the first stars, the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric characterization of potentially habitable exoplanets.
After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting.