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Monthly Meeting August – The James Webb Space Telescope – An introduction to the first images

08/08/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker Dr Chris Benton.


Last month NASA released the first highly-anticipated images from the James Webb Space Telescope, stunning the world with their clarity and previously unseen objects. Tonight Chris Benton outlines the telescope’s design features enabling these images and the importance of observing in the infrared, followed by a study of the first five pictures. The review includes discussing the astrophysical processes involved with each photograph, what new detail we can see and how this will help us understand the relevant area of astronomy.

This session covers a variety of astronomy fields with something for everyone. Come along and enjoy learning more about this fascinating and current topic that has everyone talking.



8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stardome Observatory
670 Manukau Rd, Epsom
Auckland, 1345 New Zealand


Bill Thomas