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British Science Week Lecture 2022

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British Science Week Lecture 2022 - James Webb Space Telescope by John Thatcher

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British Science Week Lecture 2022

2021 hopefully sees the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (The ‘Webb’). During this talk John will explain more about what ‘Webb’ will do, why it looks the way it does and what happens after launch. We are looking forward to viewing the photos and videos that will accompany this talk and bring the telescope to life before it is launched into space.

John retired in May 2013 after over 30 years working in the space industry, mainly involved in spacecraft engineering and project management. He began his career as an aerothermodynamicist at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines in Derby. He also worked briefly in the nuclear power industry before joining what was then British Aerospace at Stevenage working on communication satellites. John is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.During his career ‘in space’ he has been fortunate to have worked on most aspects of spacecraft engineering covering design, development, manufacture, integration, test, launch and operations of communication and scientific missions, including the industrial management of the Beagle 2 Mars lander project in its early years. For his last decade at work John was the European Consortium Project Manager for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on the James Webb Space Telescope and the Flight Model MIRI was delivered to NASA in 2012

Lecture is Free, but please reserve your ticket as places are limited.

(Doors open from 7pm .. Lecture starts at 7.30pm)

Organised by Luton Astronomical Society and University of Bedfordshire

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