Smithsonian Associates Lecture and Sky Tour - Opening the Infrared Treasure Chest
Sep 22, 2021, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
NASA's Next Great Observatory: Opening the Infrared Treasure Chest, Presented with George Mason University Observatory
John Mather, a senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who specializes in infrared astronomy and cosmology, reviews Webb’s capabilities and planned observing program and illustrates the evolution of the concept from 1988 to the present.
Following the talk, Peter Plavchan, a professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University brings the skies into your living room with remote control of the GMU Observatory. Weather permitting, enjoy a remote tour of the observatory after the program.