Unveiling the Secrets of Stars
Sep 5 2023 - Sep 5 2023 • Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm Education & History
Unveiling the Secrets of Stars Formation across the Universe with the Webb Space Telescope
Tuesday, September 5 from 5:30 – 7:00pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Elena Sabbi, the Deputy Mission Head of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. NASA’s most powerful telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, was designed to complement and extend the discovering power of the Hubble Space Telescope. During this talk, we will learn some of the most important results astronomers achieved during the telescope’s first year of operation and how JWST’s infrared capabilities are finally allowing astronomers to look back in time to see the first stars and galaxies emerging out of the dark ages of the Universe. With JWST we now have the opportunity to follow the evolution of the galaxies over time to become the majestic grand spirals we can see today. At the same time, we can witness the formation of stars and planets within thick clouds of gas and dust, and we can study in detail the atmosphere of planets in other solar systems. Registration for this program is $22 per person. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.