Online program to explore an Eye on the Sky


WAYNESBORO—Astronomer Dr. Larry Marschall will present an online program, Astronomy’s Greatest Eye on the Sky—The James Webb Space Telescope, on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. 

Presented by The Institute online via Zoom, the program is free. Those who register will receive a link to the Zoom meeting via email. 

A quarter of a century in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope as a premiere instrument for astronomical research. 

“Launched in December 2021, the James Webb Telescope not only affords us a view of the universe that is almost three times sharper and 10 times deeper than ever before, but it is an engineering marvel,” Marschall said.  

Marschall will discuss the telescope’s remarkable design and dramatic deployment, and comment on the significance of some of the remarkable images it has returned in its first months of operation.

Marschall has a degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in astronomy and astrophysics from University of Chicago. Professor of physics, emeritus, at Gettysburg College, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Yale University Observatory. He wrote The Supernova Story, published by Princeton University Press.

To register, email The Institute at [email protected], or call 717-762-0373.

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