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Observatory Open House

The James Webb Space Telescope: A Deeper View into Our Universe and Its Origins
Presented by:  Dr. Angela Meyer

The James Webb Space Telescope: A Deeper View into Our Universe and Its Origins

What:  
In October of 2018, NASA will launch its newest flagship space observatory: the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This cutting-edge telescope will provide the deepest and most detailed views yet of the infrared universe, invisible even to the Hubble Space Telescope. Through JWST, scientists will have unprecedented opportunities to study the evolution of galaxies, the hearts of newborn star systems, to search for the ingredients for life in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, and even glimpse the universe’s very first stars!

Dr. Angela Meyer currently teaches physics and astronomy in the science department at the Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana.  Dr. Meyer graduated from Georgia Tech in 2000 with a B.S. in Physics before completing her M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Astronomy at Georgia State University in 2007.  She taught physics and astronomy at Florida Gulf Coast University for seven years before joining the Culver faculty.

Weather permitting, join us after the talk for a viewing of the Moon, stars, and more at The BB&T Observatory. Thomas More College faculty and students will be available to help the public view the night sky through a telescope.

This talk is intended for a general audience. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Thomas More College faculty and students will assist visitors in using the telescopes.

When and Where:
Saturday, May 7th
8:00PM - Introduction & Lecture - Steigerwald Hall, Saints Center
9:00PM - Night Sky Viewing - The BB&T Observatory (weather permitting)

Both located on the campus of Thomas More College:
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

For more information, please go to:  http://www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Cost:
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.  All ages welcome.