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Discoveries from the James Webb Telescope

March 4 @ 4:00 pm 6:30 pm

Latest Discoveries from the James Webb Telescope

Dr. Ata Sarajedini—a renowned expert in the field of astrophysics—presents the latest revolutionary discoveries seen by the James Webb Telescope. Followed by a special IMAX showing of the Sloan Foundation Film FIRST MAN, this event will showcase the riveting and long history of space exploration.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D. – Dr. Sarajedini is a professor of physics at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the inaugural Bjorn Lamborn Endowed Chair in Astrophysics, and is a renowned expert in the field of astrophysics. His research is focused on resolved stellar populations in Local Group galaxies. These include field stars, open and globular clusters in the Milky Way, M31, M33, the Magellanic Clouds, and the numerous nearby dwarf galaxies.

About the Film

The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam to tell the story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores triumph, sacrifice, and leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy.

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