The next ORION meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21. The title of the lecture will be “The Science of the James Webb Telescope”.
The lecture will be given by J. Michael Sewell. The conference is open to the public. This will be a hybrid meeting (in-person plus Zoom). The conference will be held in the Municipal Hall of the McNalley-Coffey Building at the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane State Community College on Briarcliff Ave. Or you can watch it via Zoom, by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88528735960?pwd=KzY4bnBHcjlhTzg3L3pOcjY0TFovUT09; or use the following information, Meeting ID: 885 2873 5960 and Passcode: 716689.
Sewell is originally from Oak Ridge and studied physics and philosophy at the University of Tennessee. He is said to be fascinated by cosmology and loves to understand how this world works, according to a press release from ORION. He is a proponent of the pilot wave theory of quantum mechanics. He worked in Taiwan teaching math and English as a second language.
The talk will explore the gaps that exist in people’s knowledge of the universe and consider what measurements will help refine their understanding of cosmology and physics. The James Webb Infrared Telescope can fill some of these gaps.
ORION is an amateur science and astronomy club based in Oak Ridge.