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ORAS Virtual Public Night
April 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On Saturday, April 16th, starting at 7:00 pm, Dr. Kelly Lepo will be giving a presentation, “What to Expect from the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images.” The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s latest flagship space observatory, launched in December 2021, and is ready to explore the universe. In this presentation Dr. Lepo will provide an update on the telescope’s status. She will also discuss infrared astronomy, how Webb will build on the legacy of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, the big questions that Webb will help answer, and what to expect as we wait for the telescope’s first science images this summer.
To register for the presentation, please click on this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OrasPublic. You must register in advance, no later than midnight on Thursday, April 14. You will then receive an e-mail giving a link to connect with the presentation.
About the Presenter – Dr. Kelly Lepo, originally from Greene Township, is an Education and Outreach Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where she supports outreach efforts for the James Webb Space Telescope. She received a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Toronto. During her time in Canada, she made numerous local and national media appearances to talk about everything from the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse to the Super Blue Blood Moon. She previously served as the Coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, taught physics at Gonzaga University, and helped build the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.