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Introduction to Astronomy June 2022

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The James Webb Space Telescope

Gateway to a Golden Era in Astronomy


Christmas Day, 2021, one of the most talked-about and highly-anticipated telescopes in history launched into the sky. Were you one of many people asking what the fuss was all about and what makes the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) so unique? If so, this talk is for you!

Tonight Chris Benton reviews who developed the JWST and why it is located so far out in space. On the technical side, he will discuss the range of infrared wavelengths the telescope will observe and the innovative design features enabling this. Chris will then highlight the JWST’s prime astronomical targets and how this opens a gateway to a golden era in astronomy.

There is something in this talk for everyone, whatever your interests. We look forward to seeing you all for an informative and fun evening.


June 6
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dr Chris Benton


Stardome Observatory
670 Manukau Rd, Epsom
Auckland, 1345 New Zealand
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