The James Webb Space Telescope is a feat of engineering and a long-awaited stride forward in many areas of astronomy. Communicating these advances to the public might seem easy when the space telescope is sending down awe-inspiring images of newborn stars, tenuous dust, and distant galaxies nearly every day. But these images are not showing visible light — they’re taken at infrared wavelengths — and there are many decisions made behind the scenes in order to convey the data in a meaningful way. This Saturday, Jan. 28, join the Newport Art Museum and Monica Young as they deep dive into some of the beautiful images and other data coming from Webb to learn about the birth of new stars today and the dawn of galaxies long ago.
This event can be attended virtually or in-person. All Lectures will be recorded for later viewing by subscribers and ticket holders. This lecture will be followed by audience Q&A and continued conversation in the galleries over hot tea, coffee, scrumptious light fare, and desserts provided by Pranzi Catering.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 28th at 2pm
WHERE: Newport Art Museum / Zoom
PRICING: $75 per member - $100 per non-member