Paul Sutton

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James Webb Update 6/9/2022

Latest image from the James Webb Telescope, Tarantula Nebula

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#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb,#Image,#DistantWorld

James Webb Update 1/9/2022

Latest image from the James Webb Telescope is the first image of a distant world taken by the telescope. The first of many that will hopefully be taken over the coming years.

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Paignton Library STEM Group – August 2022 Writeup

The August STEM group meeting took place on Saturday 13/8/2022. It was a quiet meeting but fairly productive.

I partly set up a monitor / keyboard and mouse as I was expecting 2 attendees to come along for help with a Raspberry Pi. They didn't make it so we just carried on with the other planned activities.

We watched the August Space Telescope Science Institute public lecture ( recording ) and had an interesting discussion around this, which also led to a discussion on photography and infra red and UV filtering. Harding also offered a talk on Space and time, which we will discuss further and agree for a later date.

Prior to the meeting starting, and with help from Loic at the library, we set up a tablet with the Lego WeDo 2.0 and got this working. So this is another activity for both Code Club and a future STEM Group meeting.

The next two Code Club will take place on the 20th August and 3rd September, while the next STEM group meeting will be on 10th September. So hopefully more of the same.

#STEM,#Science,#Space,#JWST,#Activities,#Coding.#Discussions

Paignton Library STEM Group – August 2022

The August STEM group meeting will take place on Saturday 13/8/2022. As with previous events, this will be a mix of Science, Technology, and Engineering subjects along with discussions and a look at projects brought along to the event.

We will be watching the August Space Telescope Science Institute public lecture ( recording )

Note : I have now fixed the issue with low volume, so we can now turn the sound up to level where people can hear any audio clearly.

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Speaker: Alexandra Lockwood (Space Telescope Science Institute)

The Webb Space Telescope has recently showcased its spectacular first images and is now ready to do incredible science! It has been a long road to get here, including meticulous planning, exacting execution, and an amazing amount of teamwork! Join Dr. Alex Lockwood as she talks about the journey from launch to commissioning, explores details of the first images and spectra, and helps us understand the awesome scientific potential of NASA's newest great observatory.

Recorded live on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Preceding this I have found a short video to explain emission and absorption spectra,

I have linked some courses on FreeCodeCamp, that are partially related to data analysis and use of Python in Science.

Schedule (talk / video stream)

The plan is to watch video, then have a discussion around this.

Schedule (projects stream)

As we are a bring you own projects group, then attendees can bring what they are working on, or perhaps carry on with what they are doing at Code Club for example.

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#STEM,#Science,#Space,#JWST,#Activities,#Coding.#Discussions

August STSCI Lecture

The next space telescope science institute lecture is on the 2nd August. The topic of this is Webb's First Look: Images and Spectra from NASA's Newest Great Observatory

We will also be watching this lecture as part of the August STEM Group meeting on Saturday 13th August.

Description

Speaker: Alexandra Lockwood (Space Telescope Science Institute)

The Webb Space Telescope has recently showcased its spectacular first images and is now ready to do incredible science! It has been a long road to get here, including meticulous planning, exacting execution, and an amazing amount of teamwork! Join Dr. Alex Lockwood as she talks about the journey from launch to commissioning, explores details of the first images and spectra, and helps us understand the awesome scientific potential of NASA's newest great observatory.

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#Science,#Space,#JWST,STSCI,#Astronomy

James Webb Update 19/7/2022

The first set of images from the JWST were really impressive. Hopefully we will get more shortly. So check the website on a regular basis for updates. At the next STEM Group meeting, we are aiming to have a JWST theme, with a recording of the August Space Telescope Science Institute lecture.

1 JWST.Nasa.gov 2 JWST Tracker 2a. BBC Article 11/7/2022 3 Discourse Discussion 4. Tuxiversity Forum 5. Paignton Library STEM Group

#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb

James Webb Update 11/7/2022

Latest update from the James Webb Space Telescope. The first images will be sent tomorrow, 12/7/2022. The team are super excited about this, now the science can start.

President Biden will reveal first image at 21:00 on 11/July/2022

1 JWST.Nasa.gov 2 JWST Tracker 2a. BBC Article 11/7/2022 3 Discourse Discussion 4. Tuxiversity Forum 5. Paignton Library STEM Group

#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb

James Webb Update 3/5/2022

Latest update from the James Webb Space Telescope.

1 JWST.Nasa.gov 2 JWST Tracker 3 Discourse Discussion 4. Tuxiversity Forum 5. Paignton Library STEM Group

#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb

James Webb Update 1/4/2022

The telescope is now in the process of Webb is Cooling and Aligning Mirrors.

Lets discuss more at the next Paignton Library STEM group meeting.

I have added a link to a discourse discussion [3] Along with a link to my Tuxiversity forum to discuss Astronomy / Science related courses. [4].

The JWST mission could be a good topic at the Paignton Library STEM group [5] on 9th April.

1 More info @ Nasa.gov 2 JWST Tracker 3 Discourse Discussion 4. Tuxiversity Forum 5. Paignton Library STEM Group

#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb

James Webb Update 16/1/2022

The JWST is fully deployed, at time of writing this it is 89 percent of the way to its L2 destination.

Mirror segment deployment is now in progress, this can be tracked via the link below.

Update 16/1/2022

Lets discuss more at the next Paignton Library STEM group meeting.

I have added a link to a discourse discussion [3] Along with a link to my Tuxiversity forum to discuss Astronomy / Science related courses. [4].

The JWST mission could be a good topic at the Paignton Library STEM group [5] on 12th February.

1 More info @ Nasa.gov 2 JWST Tracker 3 Discourse Discussion 4. Tuxiversity Forum 5. Paignton Library STEM Group

#NASA #JWST #Telescope #Astronomy,#JamesWebb