GAC October Meeting: ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ by Dr. Patrick Kavanagh (DIAS)
October 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Galway Astronomy Club are inviting you to our FREE October meeting which will take place via Zoom on Monday 4th October at 8pm.
We are delighted to be welcoming Dr. Patrick Kavanagh from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies as our guest speaker for our October meeting.
Talk title: “James Webb Space Telescope”
We seem to have been waiting a lifetime for this amazing space telescope to be constructed and launched. The wait is nearly over with the launch date expected in December. In this talk we will be learning all about this great feat of engineering where it is heading and what scientific data we can expect once at last it will be launched out of this planet.
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Kavanagh (DIAS)
Patrick studied Physics and Physics Technology at Dublin Institute of Technology. He moved to Dublin City University where he was awarded his PhD for his research on the study of X-rays from the youngest Galactic massive star clusters in 2011. He then obtained a post-doctoral position at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, where he focused on high-energy studies of supernova remnants, superbubbles and the hot interstellar medium. At the beginning of 2016 he moved to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies where he continues his research and works as a software developer for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope. He also contributes as an external collaborator to the German/Russian eROSITA mission and is a member of the ‘Supernova Remnants and Interstellar Medium’ science working group for the European Space Agency’s Athena mission.
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