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Atlanta Astronomy Club

February 2021

Very Long Baseline Array Virtual Tour

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online GA United States

Dedicated in 1993, the Very Long Baseline Array operates remotely from a control center at NRAO’s Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM. This continent-wide radio telescope includes 10, 240-ton dish antennas spread out across U.S. territory from the Pacific to the Caribbean. Join our STEAM Education Team on Saturday, February 28 for a virtual journey into some of the science the VLBA does and the people who keep the telescope operating.

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March 2021

What to Expect from the James Webb Space Telescope

March 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online, GA United States + Google Map

Join the NASA Night Sky Network on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) to hear Dr. Kelly Lepo update us with the latest on the James Webb Space Telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next flagship space observatory, which will launch in October 2021. In this presentation, Dr. Lepo will discuss the science and challenges of infrared astronomy, as well as the big questions that the Webb telescope will help to answer: What were the first…

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