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4/23/2010

EAC and Desert Sky Gazers present “The James Webb Space Telescope”

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[Click Image to Enlarge] In partnership with Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, the Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club will present a free, family-friendly lecture on Saturday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus, entitled “The James Webb Space Telescope [pictured].” [EAC – Contributed Photo.]
 

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—In partnership with Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, the Desert Sky Gazers amateur astronomy club will present a free, family-friendly lecture on Saturday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m., in the Jupiter Room of Discovery Park Campus, entitled “The James Webb Space Telescope.” The lecture will be given by Desert Sky Gazers secretary Tracie Beuden and will discuss the forthcoming 2014 launch of this very special infra-red optimized, 6.5 meter mirror telescope that is being constructed through a partnership between NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency.

“This telescope is reportedly designed to replace the Hubble Space Telescope and will study the history of the universe,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. “While we are all eager to see the science of astronomy advanced in this way, nothing will be able to replace the elegant and ground-breaking accomplishments of the Hubble.”

For more information about this event or about Discovery Park Campus, contact Swanson at (928) 428-6260.

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